Opinion & Analysis

Sep 20, 2018
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has passed down a judgment that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. The court – the country’s highest –…
Sep 18, 2018
A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound constitutional and political consequences. This…
Sep 15, 2018
Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is at the centre of a storm in the East African nation. Ssentamu has been arrested and charged with…
Sep 13, 2018
The poor are carrying the burden of State Capture through the VAT increase, a Parliamentary committee has heard.   This is just one of the criticisms raised by several organisations…
Sep 08, 2018
Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate – but entirely unsurprising – way to mark the anniversary…
Sep 05, 2018
The use of non-biomedical methods to treat mental disorders in developing countries, like Ghana, has long been acknowledged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 80% of people who…
Sep 02, 2018
Urbanisation is spreading across Africa at great speed. Projections suggest that more than half of the total population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urbanisation in Nigeria is happening…
Aug 31, 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Group, Adedayo Ojo, has said that the challenges of product quality, communication, reputation, perception and packaging affecting Made in Nigeria brands can be resolved…
Aug 26, 2018
The BBC World Service’s radio service of English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa, BBC News Pidgin, is now a year old. And it’s thriving. According to the broadcaster it…
Aug 23, 2018
For more than a year now Rwanda has been campaigning enthusiastically to be the next leader of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, an organisation of French-speaking states that have…
Aug 21, 2018
In 138 BC China took its first step towards global connectivity with the establishment of the historical Silk Road. Zhang Qian was sent by Emperor Wudi to Central Asia to…
Aug 11, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing a decision taken by the African National Congress (ANC) at its national conference last…
Aug 02, 2018
Britain has one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe, the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said in a hard-hitting report on Thursday.   Rachel…
Jul 31, 2018
The African integration project took several major steps this year. One of them was the African Union’s adoption of a protocol on the free movement of people. The move has…

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