All articles in 'Perspectives'


Robert Sobukwe: The Forgotten Hero

The ideas of Sobukwe, Mothopeng and Tiro must form the kernel of the curriculum of South Africa’s un...

1st March 2017
Xenophobia: What South Africa is Doing

Reckless abandonment of the core values of Ubuntu will only lead us into a clumsy and irresponsible...

1st March 2017
Lagos: Towards a Model City

Lagos State is the 5th largest economy and fastest growing city in Africa with a population of over...

1st March 2017
Western Sahara: An albatross on African Union’s Co...

Western Sahara thus remains the continent’s last colonial outpost, occupied by another African state...

22nd February 2017
Relocalization Among the Most Marginalized in an “...

A predator, “America First” administration may seek to normalize discrimination and deepen structura...

22nd February 2017
African Union Commission ‘Diplomacy of Self Restra...

The majority of AU Member States prefer a diplomat from a less influential state to lead the AU Secr...

15th February 2017
Land Displacement and Conflicts between Companies...

Experts at Dakar event point to a significant cause of investment losses, work stoppages and violenc...

15th February 2017
Donald Trump’s Inauguration speech; Lessons for Af...

Africans should define their role in a globalized world

8th February 2017
Proposed Reforms to Build an African Union That is...

We have everything needed to succeed. To fail Africa again would therefore be unforgivable.

8th February 2017
Morocco Delighted to Rejoin AU

We, peoples of Africa, have the means and the genius; together, we can fulfill the aspirations of ou...

8th February 2017
Harnessing Demographic Dividend through Investment...

The youth potential represents both our greatest hope and our most vexing challenge

8th February 2017
Africa’s Future: Challenges and Prospects

These times, though full of challenges, also present vast possibilities for Africa to claim her plac...

1st February 2017
Germany-Africa Relations Grow From Strength to Str...

The opportunities for Germany and Africa to utilize historical ties and current political initiative...

1st February 2017
The post: An Essential Infrastructure for the Deve...

The postal fraternity is committed to further develop and put its extensive global network at the di...

1st February 2017
The Global Economy in the Context of Economic Glob...

In the face of both opportunities and challenges of economic globalization, the right thing to do is...

25th January 2017
South Sudan Must Not Receive Morocco’s Blood Money

If South Sudan receives blood money from the King of Morocco, it will have a negative implication on...

25th January 2017
CDRC DIGEST: A Blueprint to Divide Somalis

The 16-pages strong DIGEST intimates us with Ethiopia’s narrative pertaining to contemporary Somali...

25th January 2017
Unleashing the Potential in Africa’s Jobless Youth...

African youth population is growing at a faster rate than we can keep. Currently, we are hovering ar...

19th January 2017
Casualties of Western “Neo-Imperialism” and Africa...

Although it is not the culture of Africans to talk about other people’s “houses” (internal affairs o...

19th January 2017
Africa: Partnership, Peace and Emergency

It is not correct to start fires guided by wrong ideas and then work to put out the fires. That way...

18th January 2017
Africa Must Rethink Extremism and Radicalization

Africa is not about goals and objectives; dealing with Africa involves a commitment towards the Afri...

29th August 2016
African Youth: Hope of Africa’s Food Security

There is no doubt that Africa has made progress at the policy level and that there have been major d...

12th September 2016
In Memory of King Shaka

With the passing of King Senzangakhona ka Jama in 1816, a new chapter opened in the history of the Z...

3rd October 2016
Loving Your Dark Skin

It makes it hard to build your self-esteem in a world where you are considered “ugly” or “unworthy”...

16th September 2016
Africa Rising: An Update

While some have suggested that the ‘Africa rising’ narrative may have been exaggerated and are start...

4th October 2016
G20 Leaders' Hangzhou Summit Communique

We are determined to foster an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy t...

6th September 2016
Decisions and Commitments from the 2016 African Gr...

The AGRF once again proved to be a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together a diverse range of infl...

12th September 2016
Colourism: What Can a Mother Do?

I was bullied because of my skin, called names such as “black by nature,” and I watched as the light...

13th September 2016
Inadequate Knowledge Hampers Russian-African Inves...

Africa needs broader coverage in Russian media. Leading Russian media agencies should release more t...

26th September 2016
Africa's Public Diplomacy and Soft Power Defi...

The sky is the lower limit for Africa in terms of public diplomacy and soft power. But Africa must t...

23rd September 2016
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