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Zambia’s Hichilema: From the boardroom to State House

Hichilema has built strong networks with influential business groups

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Development,Education

Strive Masiyiwa: Joshua Nkomo loved me dearly, I wanted to honour his legacy

Pan-African businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa recounts what inspired him and his wife to start an education...

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Politics

Africa should be outraged by Ethiopia’s crimes in Tigray

Ethiopia is bringing Africa into disrepute and Africans should be outraged. Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are killing and...

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Media,Society

Ghana’s national security ministry ignites old fears after fracas over photos

By Avinash Paliwal Caleb Kudah, a journalist with the Accra-based Citi TV, didn’t expect that an investigation...

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Food,Technology

Time for Africa to change course on GMOs

Africa needs follow the European Union's lead and rethink its approach to genetically engineered crops

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Development,Food

Tobacco is booming, but growers are trapped by debts to greedy merchants

By Farai Mutsaka Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flourishing again. And so are the auctions where premium prices are...

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Analysis

Shaping the ambiance of Zimbabwe’s Constitutionalism

With the three branches of Zimbabwe’s political system, the executive, legislature and judiciary, striving to advance their...

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Culture

Shock as traditional chief orders that Mugabe be exhumed and reburied

A traditional court in Zimbabwe has ordered that the remains of former president Robert Mugabe should be...

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Development

Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

By Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo and Ottilia Anna Maunganidze In March 2021, the African Union Peace and Security Council...

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Politics

How Jerry Rawlings used democratic structures to legitimise military rule

Paul Emiljanowicz The late Jerry Rawlings led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in...

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Technology

The digital transformation strategy Africa needs

By Victor Harison and Mario Pezzini Many African countries reacted quickly and effectively to mitigate the health and economic...

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Analysis,Health,Opinion

Time to redefine global health

By Fifa Rahman, Felicita Hikuam, Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo, and Gisa Dang* The COVID-19 pandemic is a bleak reminder...

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Opinion,Society

Slow progress for West Africa’s latest counter-terrorism plan

By Sampson Kwarkye More than a year after adopting an action plan to ‘eradicate’ terrorism in West...

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Society

Young fathers in Ghana are expanding the meaning of manhood

By Gloria Abena Ampim As the world works towards the goal of gender equality, it’s widely recognised...

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Health

Global action is the only way to get ahead of Covid-19

By Mark Suzman This week, we learned that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca...

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Food

As a black Ugandan farmer, people ignore my advice on fighting poverty

The mostly white development sector only funds efforts led by more ‘legitimate’ people. We need support from...

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Opinion,Society

Why the international community must stop legitimising despots in Africa

Africa cannot afford to continue with the authoritarian, dictatorial and despotic forms of governance that are...

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Society

Can Tshisekedi successfully chair the AU while trying to assert his power at home?

Mohamed M Diatta On 6 February, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi will officially...

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Health

Malawi setting up field hospitals to cope with virus surge

Malawi faces a resurgence of COVID-19 that is overwhelming the southern African country where a presidential residence...

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Health

Africa’s scramble to bury virus dead, get vaccines

Shipping containers have become overflow mortuaries for the dead from COVID-19 in South Africa, while some other...

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Leadership,Society

An Africa roadmap for Biden

By Célestin Monga In recent decades, the US-Africa relationship has disappointed both sides. Republican and Democratic US...

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Leadership,Society

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What’s gone wrong

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria and Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand In November 2017 Zimbabwe’s military...

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Opinion,Society

The legacy of contested elections in Africa

Barely 3 years ago, Zimbabwe held one of its most contentious elections in the history of the...

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Analysis,Society

Half a million young people have disappeared from Rwanda’s stats

For many years, both the Rwandan government and international donors have invested heavily in development programmes aimed...

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Business,Infrastructure

Even in the Covid-19 era, opportunities abound in South Africa’s construction sector

Construction is a proven resilient industry and this is made clear in the various opportunities that are...

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Technology

Charting Africa’s digital future

The outbreak of Covid-19 has underscored the necessity for nations to rethink existing economic models and laid...

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Business

Why Zimbabwe’s economic growth projection is false

Ncube deliberately did not include the number of jobs bled through the Covid-19 national lockdown over the...

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Business

Kenya is moving aggressively to tax digital business. What next?

Digital enterprises can avoid taxes when their activities earn income from multiple countries and when no one...

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Business

Is Africa the new playground for crypto scams and money laundering?

Africa has the smallest crypto currency economy globally, but the market is growing steadily. The legitimate use...

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Development

US decision to delink the dollar from gold still hounding the IMF, South Africa and Africa

Nixon’s decision breached the US’s treaty obligations. But he had little choice.

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