Opinion & Analysis

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…
Jul 30, 2018
For former Zimbabwe leader, Robert Mugabe, it was payback time to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and other coup plotters in ZANU-PF who removed him from office last November, as he urged…
Jul 29, 2018
The President of Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria (AFRPN), Amb. Gani Lawal, has said that Nigerian cannot severe diplomatic ties with South Africa over xenophobic attacks.   Dr…
Jul 27, 2018
Nigeria will on Friday night experience a spectacular total lunar eclipse, which will last for one hour, Prof. Augustine Ubachukwu, has said.   Ubachukwu, the leader of Astronomy and Astrophysics…
Jul 23, 2018
On 1 July 2018, South Africa, along with five other countries, became party to the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA), joining the 44 existing signatories to the agreement.…
Jul 22, 2018
The Nigerian government has announced that USD$322 million (£244 million) stolen by Nigeria’s former military ruler, Sani Abacha, has been returned by the Swiss authorities. Abacha, an army general who…
Jul 21, 2018
I spent part of last month in Cameroon travelling to various communities and listening to ordinary voices about the ongoing Anglophone crisis. I witnessed the devastating impact of the conflict…
Jul 20, 2018
Shoprite's weak sales could indicate that Pick n Pay may be taking market share, an analyst believes.  Shoprite posted turnover growth of only 3.3%, to R145.6 billion, on Wednesday morning.…
Jul 18, 2018
It’s 19th May 2018 and millions of people across the globe are witnessing the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was a historical occasion that happened at…
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