The Dangote Group of Nigeria, one of the pre-eminent industrial conglomerates in Africa, in pursuit of its pan-African development and emancipation strategy, on November 23, 2017 formally launched its newest economic development industrial project, the Dangote Cement plant in Mfila, in Congo-Brazzaville.
Multiparty elections in Sierra Leone have never been peaceful and always filled with tribal and regional tensions but the forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in 2018 may prove the most challenging multiparty elections in the country.
John Baimba Sesay- CHINA Politics should not be a battle with bullets. It should be fought on ideas and issues. Civility is core and influential in getting one’s message across, politically. And where there is political decorum, the masses earn… Read More ›
Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK’s House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering and illicit financial transactions centred around South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. The Conversation Africa’s Charles… Read More ›
Hardly a day goes by without a discussion on the migrants (including refugees) who have entered Europe in large numbers since 2015. Under the European Union Commission’s New Partnership Frameworklaunched in 2016, one of the major short-term objectives is to ‘increase the… Read More ›
As Sierra Leone’s two major political parties choose their flag bearers: Time for the people to think positive!
If the wrong people are voted in power, the country will get skewed policy implementations. This could be avoided through nationwide constructive engagements and dialogue by civil society, the media, youth groups, and union organizations, to inform the wider public about the profiles of the people vying for elected offices.
By Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni Maori anthropologist Linda Tuhiwai Smith, in her seminal work Decolonising Methodologies, argues that Re-search is a dirty word. Hyphenating “research” into “re-search” is very useful because it reveals what is involved, what it really means, and goes beyond the… Read More ›
By Dr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive… Read More ›
Kenyans live in an ethnic state that exists within the civic space, guided by a constitution, but dominated by institutions that are populated by a positive sum group. By positive sum I mean the two tribes that have occupied the presidency since independence – the Kikuyu and the Kalenjin .