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DR congo’s Towering Opposition Chief  Etienne Tshisekedi passes on at 84
Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, one of the country’s most important advocates of democracy, has died in Brussels...
African Union? What Union? There is no Union, Africa is Ever More Divided and Morocco’s return shows that
33 years after Morocco left the African Union to protest against recognition by the organization of the former Spanish...
Uganda’s Madhivani group expands into Rwanda, Acquires Kigali’s 3 star Umubano hotel
One of Uganda’s most prominent family owned Business the Madhivani group through its Hotel and Tourism Arm Marasa Africa...
Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action
It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action             By Chinedu Moghalu The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President... Read more
The Gambia keeps dream of deepening democracy in Africa alive
The year ends with a gust of transformational winds blowing over the Gambia and Angola, raising hopes that Africa’s democracy project is not as dead as it is feared to be. By David E Kiwuwa The shock electoral defeat of the Gambia’s strongman President Yahya Jammeh by Adama Barrow, a... Read more
African Stock Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses
The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer... Read more
Innovation Prize Director Pauline Mujawamariya on mobilizing support for African innovators
Africa is witnessing an incredible new movement –entrepreneurs and innovators across the continent, creating solutions for African challenges and the world! Writes Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl Innovation – the state of play Africa has its own unique context – its own incredible opportunities as well as some of the most difficult... Read more
How are elections really rigged, Consult Robert Mugabe
“The Donald’s” claim that the American elections are rigged in his opponent’s favour (while it appears that in fact his supporters are doing as much as they can to jimmy the great contest) is reminiscent of many African opposition leaders’ claims. By David B. Moore They, however, are usually proffered... Read more
South Africa’s Thuli Mandonsela and Good blacks gone rogue
Many blacks can’t withstand the temptation of corruption, which in turn firstly destroys their objectivity and secondly rebuilds them into poodles in service of corrupt black elite power prevalent in the ANC. This essentially turns them ‘anti-black’, since the corruption is designed to divert money from the broader black... Read more
President Thabo Mbeki’s Letter to President Zuma
1 November, 2016 Comrade President Jacob Zuma, Luthuli House, Johannesburg. Dear Comrade President, Re: ANC Veterans. I was out of the country when the 101 ANC Veterans issued their press release following their interaction with ANC SG, Comrade Gwede Mantashe. Since my return I have read the press release... Read more
Why the notion of free higher education in South Africa is misplaced
One of the narratives that has fuelled continuing protests at South Africa’s universities is that students have been promised the right to free higher education. By Mashupye Herbert Maserumule Threads of this narrative go back to the Freedom Charter, the statement of principles that guided the struggle for the liberation... Read more
Treatment of foreign workers questions the myth of the Mauritian ‘miracle’
Mauritius, an island with no indigenous populations and a history of multiple European colonisations, is a multi-ethnic society made up of just over two thirds Indo Mauritians, nearly one third Creoles and small groups of Sino-Mauritians and Franco-Mauritians. By Srilata Ravi The social fabric of the island of nearly 1.3... Read more
Tanzania’s social media policing increases the risks of government abuse
Access to digital information and communications technologies has increased dramatically over the past decade across Africa. In Tanzania, 87% of urban residents report using a mobile phone every day. In addition, 34% of the population access the internet. The vast majority use their mobile phones to do so. By Charlotte... Read more