Opinion & Analysis

Jan 22, 2019
Regular media as well as social media in South Africa have much to say about the governing African National Congress (ANC). But much of the commentary fails to understand the…
Jan 17, 2019
Coups d’états have become increasingly rare across the world. When coups – or even attempted coups – happen, they attract a great deal of attention. This includes a growing number…
Jan 12, 2019
It is wise, from time to time, to stop and evaluate our lives as we seek to make the most of them.   The start of a new year provides…
Jan 08, 2019
On December 30, 2018, 46 million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful transition of power in this…
Jan 02, 2019
No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic…
Jan 01, 2019
Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on Nigeria’s film industry, better known as Nollywood. Distribution of Nigerian movies on Netflix started around 2015. At the…
Jan 01, 2019
Affectionately known as big brother to various countries of the world (especially the third world), the voice of the International Monetary Fund speaks loudest in times of dire distress. Their…
Dec 06, 2018
Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria. There’s also trouble brewing elsewhere in…
Dec 03, 2018
Aloe vera is a succulent cactus plant species of the genus aloe, belonging to the family Liliaceae. It is widely known as “the Miracle plant” for its various medical, cosmetic…
Nov 28, 2018
The population of unauthorised immigrants in the United States fell to 10.7 million in 2016, its lowest level since 2004. It was so largely due to a decline in the…
Nov 24, 2018
It’s no easy task to hold an election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just ask the country’s electoral commission, which started 2017 by publicly announcing that the general election,…
Nov 21, 2018
Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018.  To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on…
Nov 20, 2018
There has been a sharp decline in the value of the pound with the rand strengthening to 17.97 to sterling on Friday.   UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been…
Nov 18, 2018
Reforms currently sweeping through Ethiopia under the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have implications for the relationship between Ethiopia and its neighbours. Ethiopia is seen as the de facto leading…

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