Africa Should Look Within for Solutions

I grew up with a school of thought that says – there is no need for long sermons in an afternoon church service because we already heard it in the morning. Follow that with the notions of the Business of Politics and Politics of Business. The latter notion pretty much decides and determines who gets what, how, when and on what terms and conditions.  As we try to split air on what is g...

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Africa-Generated Statistics: From Documentation to Implementation

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Africa Should Look Within for Solutions

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No Access to Good Quality and Nutritious Food: No Future

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Africa Registers Optimistic Growth Forecast

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Panafricanism: Building a Better Africa and World

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G20 Africa Partnership – Investing In a Common Future

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Editorial
G20 Forum for Africa: What is in it For Africa?

Chancellor Merkel’s invite of the heads of state and government of African partner countries to the international G20 Africa Partnership Conference is a step in the right direction. A key fe...

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Africa-Generated Statistics: From Documentation to Implementation

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) chief executive officer Dr Moses Rugutt’s observation that Africa needs data generated by its own entities to design...

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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Africa Must D...

The WannaCry ransomware attack that began in Europe has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries and is hitting new targets. It is dif...

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Malawi-Tanzania Maritime Dispute Should Be Put To...

A 50-year-old diplomatic row between Malawi and Tanzania over the ownership of resource rich Lake Nyasa/Malawi has flared again. Malawi is planning to...

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WHO: Will Tedros Save Africa’s Healthcare?

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus trounced UK's David Nabarro and was elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), beco...

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Where is Africa in the New World Order?

The Brexit referendum in June 2016 and US  President Donald Trump's moves to interrogate, change  or  exit from the existing world order  point to...

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Letters to Editor
Violence on Women and Children

I am broken and deeply pained by the escalating violence against women and children in South Africa. At Bishopscourt, I met with 12 representatives of different women's groups—from diffe...

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Stop This Imprudent and Wanton Killing Along the Nimule-Juba Road

With tears, grief and sorrow; South Sudanese students’ leaderships on behalf of the students in Kenya, are sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends of...

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Khat: Kenya Should Embrace Diversification

As the lead UK Anti-Khat campaigner, I feel I have to respond to some astonishing statements made by some Kenyan MPs in an attempt to blackmail Her Ma...

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The Panama Papers

Money is not everything. That is true, especially when you do not know where to shop and hide some.Thanks to those doing business in tax haven ways, t...

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Open Letter to People of South Sudan

South Sudan has been birthed with great pain. We have freed ourselves from oppressors and from foreign powers. The battle has been at a great price of...

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An Open Letter to Our First Lady Seynab Abdi Moali...

Soo dhowow Marwo Seynab, We want to welcome you to the cradle of your nation, the bosom of your people. We are part of you and you in turn have alr...

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Perspectives
Panafricanism: Building a Better Africa and World

Allow me to begin by paying homage to the Namibian struggle icon and anti-apartheid activist Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo who passed away at the age of 93 in Windhoek on Friday, 09 June 201...

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Africa Should Look Within for Solutions

I grew up with a school of thought that says – there is no need for long sermons in an afternoon church service because we already heard it in the morning. Follow that with the notions of th...

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Africa and Israel Pursue Stronger Ties

I believe in Africa. I believe in its potential – present and future.  It is a continent on the rise. Its people are diverse and talented. I have made...

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Africa: The Need for Liberating Education

Education is the software of any society. It is what programmes us to see the world the way we do, and conduct ourselves the way we do. In planning fo...

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G20 Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Futu...

We are on the same page that traditional aid, while useful, is never going to be enough to bring about sustainable development. We are at the limit of...

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G20 Africa Partnership – Investing In a Common Fut...

Our economic relations form an ever closer-knit web around the globe. Thanks to the Internet, we now know more about each other than ever before. Dist...

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Regions
Europe: A Continent in Crisis Mode? Perspectives From Inside and Outside of Europe

The founding promise of uniting Europe was: No more war between European peoples. The promise was not: Any more crises. No doubt: The current state of the European Union is a state of crises...

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Moving Towards An Interest-Driven Africa-EU Political Partnership. Part One.

In the first of a two-part blog series, our Deputy Director, Geert Laporte, takes a critical look at the state of the Africa-Europe partnership and the Joint Communication, and gives an answ...

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German G-20 Presidency in 2017: Opportunities and...

1. Introduction South Africa takes a keen interest in Germany and Europe at large, given the substantial trade linkages and therefore significant i...

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Brexit: A Rethink

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the people should prevail. I accept right now there is n...

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The Church and the Drugs Challenge

We, bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs. This traffic in illegal drugs needs to be...

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EALA: Salient Issues

The World Bank’s African Regional Integration 2016 Index, lists EAC as one of the top performing blocs in the Continent. Such positive scorecard calls...

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