All articles in 'Perspectives'


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
UN Reforms: Towards a Common African Position on A...

For seven decades, we have allowed our voices to be muffled, for seventy years we have accommodated...

19th July 2016
Africa Rising: An Update

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

4th October 2016
Africa and the Election Farce

If one goes to a list of rigged elections around the world in Wikipedia, South Africa’s 1994 rigged...

22nd August 2016
What Can Africa Learn From The UK Referendum?

What impresses me the most is the fact that Europeans respect their people and institutions.

28th June 2016
Social Effects of Digitalisation

Men can’t leave their phones alone, experiment shows. Women wait twice as long to touch their phones...

23rd August 2016
Hichilema: Zambia Leadership Needs Fixing

This Thursday, Zambia will head back to the polls. We have a proud democratic tradition that rightly...

8th August 2016
The Role of Intellectuals in Shaping Leadership in...

Africa can take a quantum leap into the loop of modernity through the genius of its people and the a...

22nd August 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
Africa as a Partner; Not a Beggar

Partnering with Africa is strategically and economically the safest possible route and a WIN-WIN for...

27th June 2016
The Brexit Vote: Should Africa Be Concerned?

Our journalists should expend their energies and efforts in the direction of Africa's continent...

4th July 2016
Operation Thunderbolt: 40 Years After and Israeli...

Prime Minister Netanyahu aims to deepen and expand cooperation with Black African countries

4th July 2016
Somali Politics and Gendered Culture: Finding Simp...

Somali women have faced many barriers throughout history, but none was more serious than during and...

8th August 2016
Russia-Africa Business Ties: Dreams Verses Reality

The "Russian – African Forum" has become an integral part of the program of the exhibition and it is...

29th August 2016
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
Inadequate Knowledge Hampers Russian-African Inves...

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

26th September 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
The Role of Green Energy in Achieving Sustainable...

Although Africa has immense renewable energy potential, harnessing the same is still at a nascent st...

25th July 2016
What Does Brexit Mean for Africa?

The biggest news item of the past week was Britain voting to cancel its membership to the European U...

28th June 2016
Socio-Economic Transformation

By mixing both the capitalist and socialist stimuli to the Chinese economy, the Chinese Communist Pa...

15th August 2016
TICAD VI Nairobi Declaration

TICAD continues to play a unique role in the development dialogues on Africa through its innovative,...

29th August 2016
Africa and the Elections Farce

If one goes to a list of rigged elections around the world in Wikipedia, South Africa’s 1994 rigged...

22nd 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
Nigeria: A Country Overwhelmed in Self-determinati...

Nigeria as we got it is not working out. It has proved incapable of exploiting the enormous assets o...

4th September 2016
Despite Headwinds, Africa's Economy is Still...

African Development Bank, in its latest African economic outlook, forecasts economic The growth in A...

1st August 2016
G20 Leaders' Hangzhou Summit Communique

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

6th 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
Local Grassroots Prosperity is World’s Prosp...

There is no single country in the world today that is powerful, smart or moral enough to take care o...

23rd 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
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
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