Delivering Water, Food and Energy Security for All

I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic Afsluitdijk. The dam is a masterpiece of Dutch engineering and a symbol for the country’s centuries-long fight against flooding from the sea. Early on, Dutch engineers understood that one would have to work with nature rather than against it by simply...

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The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

Tension has been simmering for years along this border which led to intermittent clashes i...

Africa’s Development Challenges

I would like to highlight two pre-independence leitmotifs in the thinking of Europeans abo...

Fisheries in Africa, Caribbean & Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges

ACP’s share of world fisheries trade remains minimal

European Commission: State of the Union

Europe must always defend its strategic interests. This is why we are proposing a new EU f...

Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment

The road to violent extremism is fundamentally paved with deprivation, marginalization and...

Youth, Culture and Sport

Culture and creative industries are taking a centre stage in the continental and global ag...

Nigeria: Towards National Restoration

A Communiqué issued at the End of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferen...

Delivering Water, Food and Energy Security for All

We need to explore how the water, food, and energy nexus can support agricultural developm...

Mining Botnets on the Loose

“Mining” Botnets are back - Infecting Thousands of PCs, Generating Hundreds of Thousands o...

In Search of a 'Black Economy'

African economies are owned stock and barrel by people of European-origin, Japanese, Chine...

Politicizing Death: Where Is Humanity Around J-1 in South Sudan?

I call upon president Kiir, and his handlers to reconsider and show some humanity.

Cyber Security: A Central Banker's Standpoint

It is essential to raise awareness among users about how to handle data and IT systems in...

Australia’s Partnership with Africa

At least 170 Australian extractives companies are operating across 35 African countries

Political Storm Rages over Abdikarim Muse’s Extradition to Ethiopia

Farmajo is doing what he once accused of his predecessor of doing: kowtowing to neighborin...

The 5th Onkgopotse Tiro Memorial Lecture: Where Professor PLO Lumumba Missed the Mark

The live broadcast was important in accentuating and disseminating Tiro's ideas

Editorial
Kenya Supreme Court Ruling Fresh Air for Africa

The Supreme Court of Kenya invalidated the outcome of the contentious August 8, 2017 presidential election paving way for a repeat poll. It came as a surprise to many, especially in Africa w...

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In Search of a 'Black Economy'

The standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings recently lamented  that Liberians are spectators to their country's economy as most of it is controlled by...

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Elections 2017: Kenya Decides

Kenya has gone to the polls for general and presidential elections. The outcomes are most likely to reshape the political institutions in Kenya and im...

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Buhari: The Loud Silence

Nigerian security forces dispersed protestors in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, who were demonstrating over President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence...

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South Sudan: What is Cooking?

The Republic of South Sudan is once again embroiled in a political tussle with the UN and has grounded planes belonging to the UN peacekeepers in a di...

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Foreign Soap Operas in Africa

Recent reports indicate that Latin American and Indian soaps have taken Cote d’Ivoire by storm. The country is not an exception since foreign soaps, w...

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Letters to Editor
President Akufo-Addo’s Leadership On the Weighing Balance

Ghana has been going through very unbearable moments since January 07, 2017, when the mantle of leadership and a peaceful nation was handed over to President Akufo-Addo. Six months into the...

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Politicizing Death: Where Is Humanity Around J-1 in South Sudan?

On the the second of September, a fire that gutted a girls’ dormitory at Moi High School, claiming the lives of 10 students with many others critically injured, was another test and touching...

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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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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...

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Stop This Imprudent and Wanton Killing Along the...

With tears, grief and sorrow; South Sudanese students’ leaderships on behalf of the students in Kenya, are sending sincere and heartfelt condolences t...

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Africa: Why a Unified Voice Remains a Dream

Reacting to Africa: The Need For A Unified Voice,  I agree that Agenda 2063 and its accompanying First Ten-Year Implementation Plan 2014-2023 is the f...

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Perspectives
The 5th Onkgopotse Tiro Memorial Lecture: Where Professor PLO Lumumba Missed the Mark

eNCA must be applauded for the live broadcast of Onkgopotse Tiro's memorial lecture delivered by Professor Patrick Lumumba on the 8th of September at the University of Limpopo, Tiro'...

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Delivering Water, Food and Energy Security for All

I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic Afsluitdijk. The dam is a masterpiece of Dutch engin...

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Nicolás Maduro Can Do What Donald Trump Cannot: Le...

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela can unilaterally stop prosecutions and change the legislature and constitution by a command or use of force. Now...

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South Africa: What Is History? Why Do We Study It?

 “History is not defined as the study of the past of human kind, but as the construction of the future in the name of life.” Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop t...

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Nigeria: Enough of This Crave for War!

Statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on the State of the Nation. Since the return of democracy in the last 18 years, Nige...

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Internet Governance

The Internet has fundamentally changed human society, bringing profound influence to many areas such as politics, economics, culture, security, milita...

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Regions
Australia’s Partnership with Africa

Many countries in Africa have made great strides towards a better future with a young, increasingly educated and connected, rising generation that are willing and able to build 21st century...

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European Commission: State of the Union

Introduction – Wind in Our Sails Last year, I had a somewhat easier speech to give. It was plain for all to see that our Union was not in a good state. Europe was battered and bruised by...

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China-EU Cooperation: New Era of High-standard and...

Belgium is known as the "crossroads" of Europe and Brussels is at the "heart" of Europe. From here, one can feel the "pulse" of this continent and see...

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The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

Theme: The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025 Date: August 23-26, 2017  Venue: Arusha  The curre...

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Tunisia Requests to Join ECOWAS

Tunisia requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  The pronouncement was made by the Tunisian Prime Minister and Head...

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BRICS: South Africa’s Primary Goals

We meet against the backdrop of developmental challenges resulting from the downturn in the global economic order. Our discussions are thus informed b...

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