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Botswana Welcomes Its Fifth New President

On April 1, Botswana inaugurated its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi. The presidency is structurally very strong in Botswana and its past leaders have been giants. Filling the shoes of his predecessors will therefore be a...

Court Decision Shines Light on Race Relations in South Africa

Tense race relations on the rise The New York Times reported that for the first time, a white woman was convicted, sentenced, and jailed for the use of racial slurs. The woman’s rant, which occurred in February 2016, lasted some...

5 African Teams and Their Journey to the World Cup

It is official that Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia are the five African teams chosen to represent Africa in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, held from June 14th to  July  15th in Russia.  The five teams secured their place after a long, two-year competition.
China in Africa

China’s Heavy Hand in Africa

Is China’s “charm offensive” losing its charm and becoming just offensive? Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Elizabeth C. EconomyViola Rothschild is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.The revelation that a...

Africa’s Free Trade Deal Signed in Kigali

In Kigali on March 21, more than forty African nations signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area. The dream is of a free trade area from the Cape of Good Hope to the...
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Morocco Competes to Host FIFA World Cup 2026

 On June 13th, the name of the host country(s) of the 2026 World Cup will be announced by the International Football Association FIFA. Morocco's candidacy for the organisation of the 2026 World Cup was...
land reform

Ramaphosa Confronts Land Reform in South Africa

The predominance of white ownership of land  is taken by many—perhaps most—South Africans as emblematic of the persistence of apartheid injustice. Hence, there have long been calls for the expropriation of white-owned agricultural land without...
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Premier League’s Most Influential African Players of All Time

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How Will Zuma’s Departure Affect Africa?

The ending of Jacob Zuma’s long run as president in South Africa was seemingly a major shock to the world, but perhaps unsurprising given the copious accusations of corruption against him. He has now...
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)

Top 10 African Athletes Who Blazed A Trail For Women In Sports

You are probably aware that in the past when young women tried to engage in sports, there were doubts as to whether they could make it to the team. And even if they did,...
Medas Football Academy

Africa’s Best Football Academies

No one can deny the high-ranking level that African football has reached in the last two decades. African players practicing in Europe, as well as  inside the African continent, have shown great physical, technical,...

WATCH: CAF Champions League: Wydad Casablanca Wins the Title!

For the first time since 1992, Wydad Casablanca won the title for the African Champions League. After achieving a  1-1 draw in the first leg of the Egyptian Al-Ahly in Alessandria, the Moroccan team...

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