Nicolás Maduro Can Do What Donald Trump Cannot: Lessons for Zambia

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela can unilaterally stop prosecutions and change the legislature and constitution by a command or use of force. Now in his sixth month as president of the United States (US), Donald Trump cannot pass healthcare law, make his own Republicans support him on important election positions and has received zero support from the Democrats on the repeal of Obam...

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

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Buhari: The Loud Silence

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Africa Must Tell Her Own Story

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Nigeria: A Contradiction

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Nicolás Maduro Can Do What Donald Trump Cannot: Lessons for Zambia

It is not the greatness of individuals that strengthens and preserves democracy, it is the...

Zambia is Being Raped Right Before Our Eyes

This is not what the Zambian fathers envisioned the nation would come to.

Elections 2017: Kenya Decides

May the best candidates win. God bless Kenya. God bless Africa.

Entrepreneurship: An Antidote to Youth Unemployment

It’s absurd and difficult to expect people to invest in your continent when you decide to...

Governance in the Age of Social Media

The illegal use of digital technologies is a challenge of the 21st century. Cyberspace is...

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What’s Wrong with Africa?: The Case of Zambia

Let us face it, all nations are facing political and economic challenges, but Zambia’s are...

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Editorial
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 impact on the country’s peace, security, g...

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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 from the country. Buhari has been in Lon...

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Financing the African Union: Mugabe’s Symbolic Ges...

President Robert Mugabe’s observation that while it is never going to be easy for the African Union  to wean itself  from the donor dependence syndrom...

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The African Union Must Redeem Its Image

The African Union (AU) has come under fire from Reath Muoch Tang, a rebel official and former member of South Sudanese Parliament, for failing to reso...

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Africa Must Heed Jack Ma’s Challenge

Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma’s challenge to Africa to think long term if the continent has to make digital developmental strides is laudable. The glo...

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Elections 2017: Kenya Decides

This August, Kenya, Rwanda, Angola and Liberia go to the polls for general and presidential elections. The outcomes are most likely to reshape the pol...

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Letters to Editor
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 future for Africa, a positively brilliant...

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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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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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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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Perspectives
Nicolás Maduro Can Do What Donald Trump Cannot: Lessons for Zambia

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela can unilaterally stop prosecutions and change the legislature and constitution by a command or use of force. Now in his sixth month as president of the...

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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 taught us that for us to chart the future...

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What’s Wrong with Africa?: The Case of Zambia

Blame for everything African is seen from two lenses; the West and historically deficient perspectives. As far as Africa is concerned, its name alone...

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Entrepreneurship: An Antidote to Youth Unemploymen...

I am always pleased when I receive invitations to address young people. The opportunity to impart knowledge, share my experience and interact closely...

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Zambia is Being Raped Right Before Our Eyes

This is not what the Zambian fathers envisioned the nation would come to. There is fear in the streets of the Zambian polity. I have never seen such a...

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Africa Must Tell Her Own Story

What’s in a name? Shakespeare once asked. If we lived in a world of iambic pentameter, star-crossed lovers and sweet-smelling roses, then one might ea...

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Regions
China-EU Cooperation: New Era of High-standard and Mutually Beneficial Cooperation

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 the direction of international evolutio...

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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 current dominant international order is a pro...

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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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Europe: A Continent in Crisis Mode? Perspectives F...

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...

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Moving Towards An Interest-Driven Africa-EU Politi...

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 th...

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