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Tanzania Mining Sector

Op-Ed: Making a Bad Situation Worse in the Tanzania Mining Sector

Oped by Peter Leon, Partner and Co-Chair of the Africa Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills   In July 2017, the Tanzanian National Assembly enacted three laws, under a certificate of urgency, which together will have a profound impact on...
Artificial intelligence

Is AI going to be a good thing for Africa?

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?With the advent of AI, there...

ASA to Challenge IAAF’s New Rule on Testosterone

South Africa will challenge athletics’ new rules on hyperandrogenism as it seeks to keep up double Olympian Caster Semenya’s status as the queen of middle distance athletics, Athletics South Africa (ASA) said.The body said...

KENYA: Raila Odinga Not Interested in 2022 Presidential Election

By PHILIP MOMANYI MAOSA Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has said members who are purporting that he will seek the presidency in the 2022 elections are doing so as individuals. In a statement sent...
Gallup world poll

Desire to Migrate Rises in North Africa

Despite recent efforts to discourage migration from origin and transit countries in North Africa to Europe and elsewhere, people's desire to leave the region reached a new high in 2017. Last year, nearly one...

Nigeria’s Treatment of Shia Minority Recalls That of Boko Haram

Largely overlooked by the Western media, there is an escalating conflict between Nigeria’s Shia minority, some of whom are organized into the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and Nigeria’s secular government. The current focus is eight...
nelson mandela

Winnie’s Death Reignites Criticism of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

by John CampbellSouth Africa became a “non-racial” democracy in 1994, twenty-three years ago. Nelson Mandela, who has always firmly been identified with the African National Congress (ANC) and the end of apartheid, died five years...

Buhari’s Visit to Washington a Small Win for President Trump

President Donald Trump should be very happy with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Unlike the recent visits of French President Emmanuel Macron, who criticized Trump’s policies before a joint session of Congress, or German Chancellor...
An Authoritarian New President

Op-Ed: Behind the Smoke Screen, An Authoritarian New President

By Rafael Marques de MoraisAfter the 2017 elections, the hopes ordinary Angolans placed on President João Lourenço were so high that many regarded him as a gift from God. Next September, his predecessor, José...
Flooding in Kenya

Heavy Downpours Causing Flooding in Kenya and Increasing the Threat of Cholera

Since March, flooding in Kenya has left hundreds of thousands homeless especially those living in Northern Kenya close to the Tana river which has burst its banks. The death toll from the flooding in Kenya...

Farmers Crippled By Armyworm Outbreak Are Selling Off Farms

The fall armyworm infestation in Africa is bankrupting farmers who cannot afford expensive insecticides to protect their crops. Struggling farmers are now resorting to selling off their land to the highest bidder. Farmers say...
Nigerian President Buhari

President Buhari Goes to the White House to Meet President Trump

President Buhari and President Trump discussed shared economic and security interests.The two presidents will discuss terrorism, trade, and anti-Christian sentiment in Nigeria. President Donald Trump said the extremist group Boko Haram has been a “terrible...

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