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Opinion & Analysis

Dec 20, 2017
Ethiopia’s youth has come under the spotlight recently for their role in a political protest that is seen to be threatening stability. But Ethiopia’s youth bulge doesn’t need to be…
Dec 16, 2017
The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa’s former liberation movement that’s turned into a tired governing party – approaches its fiercely contested 2017 elective…
Dec 20, 2017
At Barclays Africa, an AI system, reminiscent of Apple’s intelligent personal assistant, Siri, is being created to assist with customer queries. Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology firm, provides global financial-settlement…
Dec 14, 2017
South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that they are really talking about…
Dec 11, 2017
The Russian Export Center (REC) is created as a state specialized institution to support Russian export to foreign markets. It has a group of companies that provides comprehensive financial and…
Dec 05, 2017
The Republic of Somaliland is recognised as an autonomous region in Somalia’s northwestern region. Since it broke away from Somalia in 1991, it has held five successful elections. Such an…
Dec 02, 2017
In the modern game (at any level) soccer training and conditioning is essential. Few sports are played on as large a playing field, lasting as long and without regular rest periods.…
Dec 01, 2017
Many cultures and societies throughout the world turn to traditional healers to find out why they are ill and to seek treatment. In many settings, including sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers…
Nov 30, 2017
When the first reports appeared of military tanks approaching Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, questions started flooding my mind: would this mean a transition in power? And would it be a transition…
Nov 29, 2017
In 2002, the African Union reported that Africa lost about USD$148 billion through corruption every year. This represented 25% of the continent’s combined GDP at the time. Nothing much has…
Nov 29, 2017
Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents huge opportunities. The continent needs to…
Nov 27, 2017
Long in coming but swift and relatively painless when it happened, the downfall of Robert Mugabe offers Zimbabwe a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate its hitherto dire trajectory. The transition comes…
Nov 25, 2017
The Pan-African Parliament was established by the African Union in 2004. Since then it has not passed a single law. That’s because it’s based on a Protocol that gives it…

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