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Opinion & Analysis

Feb 11, 2020
João Lourenço’s presidency has blown many previous truths about Angola out of the water. Take predictions about his ability to tackle the hold on power of the former President Jose…
Feb 06, 2020
Daniel arap Moi – Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002 – has died at the grand age of 95. The only extended biography of Kenya’s longest-serving president was written by…
Jan 24, 2020
Almost 2,500 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra. This is as a result of refuse being dumped and the environment being littered with polythene, bottles and drinking water…
Jan 23, 2020
Young Nigerians make up the largest population of the growing flow of migrants from Africa to developed countries. In 2016, over 20,000 involved in the Mediterranean Sea crossing were reported…
Being darker makes being a migrant much harder South Africa is becoming infamous on the world stage for its violent, even deadly, xenophobia. Attacks periodically erupt. Often the targets are…
Jan 12, 2020
The political motive for the Eco move is to ensure that Nigeria is permanently kept out of the currency. As Professor Ibrahim Gambari has always said, France has always defined…
Jan 07, 2020
Mauritius is an island that is famed for its beautiful beaches and for its reputation as an “African success story”. Since its independence from the UK in 1968, it has…
Jan 06, 2020
South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of…
Jan 04, 2020
“The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has declared 2020 as the year of Gas for the Nation”, the news piece started. What amazing news!…
Dec 30, 2019
Following months of protests, and a prolonged sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was placed under house arrest on April 11 as the country’s military…
Dec 05, 2019
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.  A…
Dec 02, 2019
The US is an active participant in the war against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, efforts that have increased in the last few years under the Trump Administration. The strategy involves using…
Dec 01, 2019
When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and…
Nov 29, 2019
Two years into his presidency, Angolan leader João Lourenço is treading a difficult course between continuity and radical reform. Faced with a persistent economic crisis, the new president needs to…
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