All articles in 'Commentary'


Constitutional Law and the Flag Controversy in Eth...

I will demonstrate how we must frame controversial issues in their context using the flag controvers...

17th July 2018
African Union: A Call for Pulling Together

It cannot be repeated enough: without financial autonomy, our ambitious Agenda 2063 will be nothing...

3rd July 2018
‘Illegal’ Migrants: Africa is Paying Back to Euro...

Italy’s and Spain’s ports have become the modern-time Kilwa, Mafia, Dakar or Lamu for Africans enter...

26th June 2018
South Africa and the Politics of Identity

I hold no brief for the EFF. However, what is wrong with the questions they posed about this Momonia...

19th June 2018
Nigeria: Insecurity and Government Counter-Insurge...

Nigerians commend government counter-insurgency strategy but express fear and concerns over the impl...

24th April 2018
Africa’s Old Men, Youths and the Meaning of Respec...

I am an African and he is an old man without a brain but because he is old, I am obliged to respect...

17th April 2018
Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Adds V...

The birth of the Africa’s CFTA has breathed new life on the continent

17th April 2018
Rwanda: An Epitome of Resilience

Let us all renew our resolve that Never Again shall we allow such a tragedy to occur.

11th April 2018
How Progressive Is Uganda’s Tax Code?

When people feel their taxes are put to good use, voluntary compliance in payment of taxes increases...

11th April 2018
Mandela and Sobukwe: The Power of Images

Why would the SABC not want to show a photo of a person who sacrificed his entire life so that we co...

27th March 2018
“Ghana Must Go Bag” Is Hate Speech

In a psychology class, it is an abomination to remind the tortured of the torture they received in t...

20th March 2018
Why We Love Marcus Garvey

Our leaders are all Marcus Garvey hated

20th February 2018
Somalia's Youth Need Hope

Majority of Somali youth today want to leave the country to look for greener pastures, get employmen...

13th February 2018
Uhuru or Raila: Which Way to Go?

The solution to Kenyan problems lies in youth and women who realize that they have more in common wi...

6th February 2018
Are You Competing Against The Right Person?

YOUR life is a competition: it is a series of activities and events in which YOU strive to succeed a...

16th January 2018
2018: Bright Year for Kenya - Uhuru

Let us enter this New Year with glad tidings in our heart, and be able to see ourselves as the world...

2nd January 2018
2018 and Kenya’s Electoral Justice

Kenyans want electoral justice where elections mean real choices not mere rituals and every vote cou...

2nd January 2018
Ethnic Hatred and the Future of Ethiopia

Foundational to any vision is how we view others. Do we believe our own tribe, group, ethnicity or o...

2nd January 2018
South Africa and Racial Superiority

Friedman’s use of the phrase ‘racial attitudes’ obfuscates the fact that white people’s racism is mu...

25th December 2017
One Ethiopia, One People and One Religion [1]

Ethiopia is neither a land of one religion nor it is a land of a nation-state comprised of a single...

25th December 2017
Racism and Tribalism: The Bane of the Black Race H...

Every black person is NOT a friend just as every white person is NOT an enemy.

14th November 2017
Conflict Resolution in Africa : Multistakeholder A...

Today, the Horn of Africa region poses some of the most difficult peace and security challenges faci...

31st October 2017
The Future African City: What Does It Look Like?

Urbanisation provides the potential for new forms of social inclusion

31st October 2017
The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

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

18th September 2017
Nigeria: Towards National Restoration

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

18th September 2017
Harnessing the Blue Economy to Increase Economic B...

ACP Island and coastal countries are taking concrete actions to develop the blue economy

27th June 2017
Confessions of an Orphan: Struggling with Suicide

Statistics show that about 12 out of 100 000 people die as a result of suicide each year. Some peopl...

6th June 2017
The ACP Cultures+ Programme: Results and Prospects

After a year full of varied accomplishments and achievements, on behalf of the Department of Politic...

1st February 2017
UN General Secretary Selection: The Process Contin...

Twelve candidates have lined up for the race to succeed the outgoing United Nations Secretary - Gene...

23rd August 2016
Strengthening the Five Pillars of China-Africa Coo...

The curtain has been drawn on a new era of China-Africa win-win and cooperative development

8th August 2016
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