Opinion & Analysis

Apr 23, 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stressed the need for the over 114 million internet users in the country to show interests in getting constant enlightenment to ensure proper protection…
Apr 19, 2019
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country’s drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use,…
Apr 15, 2019
No nation that consumes above its production capacity can ever have a strong, reliable and dependable economy with a corresponding strong currency. Nigeria is an abject consumer nation in the…
Apr 15, 2019
People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone…
Apr 13, 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…
Apr 11, 2019
Sudanese academics are taking a leading role in protests against President Omar al-Bashir. Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa spoke to Willow Berridge about their role in the country’s previous…
Apr 10, 2019
We’re all familiar with pension funds, medical aid contributions, subsidised gym memberships and other employee benefits… but how many employees - and indeed, employers - know that employers can provide…
Apr 02, 2019
The financial sector crisis was predominately caused by weakness in banking system preceded by high non-performing loans, illiquidity, weak corporate governance, undercapitalization amongst others. However,the continues insolvency in some banks…
Apr 02, 2019
One can easily assume that international investors are deterred from investing in Africa given the growing need to weather a global financial crisis, which has been distorted by Brexit, rising…
Apr 01, 2019
There is a commonly held view that Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of Africa, although the specific timeframe in history is usually unclear. This vague narrative gives an impression that…
Mar 26, 2019
South Africa holds its sixth national election on May 8, coinciding with the country’s celebration of its silver jubilee as a democracy this year. The poll to choose national and…
Mar 25, 2019
It has been a little over a month since Felix Tshisekedi became the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) head of state. Protests that followed the presidential election seem to…
Mar 24, 2019
Cyclone Idai, which struck the coastline of Mozambique on 14 March, has caused devastation and heavy loss of life. The UN says 1.7 million people in Mozambique lived in the…
Mar 22, 2019
Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall…
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