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Time for leaders and youth to shape the Africa they want together

Without a united collective voice that might at least provide a coherent message on behalf of the youth, there is limited pressure on leaders to engage beyond rhetoric. Youth unemployment in Africa is a much more serious problem than climate change and ought to be dealt with urgently. These were the strong sentiments uttered by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary ...

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President Ramaphosa: From militant to corporate magnate

The primary lesson for us is that apartheid may have ended in its overt political forms, but in its economic form, that is the brutal exploitation of millions of people in South Africa and southern Africa, apartheid has not ended. The principle lesson is that the ANC became a partner of the economic forms of exploitation, and in the process, ...

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Pan Africanism today and the Future of Socialism

Leaders, figures and militants of political parties and social and popular organizations met in the last days of March (25 to 27) in Zambia, in a meeting of great importance due to the quality of the participants and the content of the debates. The attendees came from 21 different countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, India and the ...

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The Libyan slave trade and the hypocrisy of the African elite

Muammar Gaddafi

In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back ...

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My perspective on Mommy Merkel

Dr Angela Merkel

  Angela Merkel has been the Chancellor of the German Government for 12 years. On 24.09.2017 she and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won the elections for the forth time in a row. I as a young person living in Germany have never seen Angela Merkel in real life, because German politicians aren’t likely to step out in public. But because ...

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After Mugabe, African leaders ponder the future

Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe

Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s former deputy – sacked during a power struggle ...

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Kenya’s First Lady waits in line like other voters to cast her ballot


Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta was among the thousands of Kenyans who braved the Tuesday morning chill to cast her vote at the St Mary’s School. Wrapped up in a purple shawl, the First Lady stood in a light drizzle as she waited in line for her turn. At their Gatundu home, President Uhuru Kenyatta prepared to cast his ballot ...

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Fidel Castro: A lesson for African leaders

Namibia is the only African country that conferred upon Castro its highest national hoznour. This is a big shame for Africa. Castro personally and the people of Cuba made great sacrifices for African liberation. The African Union should honour Castro and deliberately seek to deepen ties with the Cuban people. It is not too late for African leaders to show ...

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Congo president’s daughter charged with corruption in France

The daughter and son-in-law of the Congolese President, Denis Sassou N’guesso were charged this week in connection with an investigation into “ill-gotten assets”. Julienne Sassou Nguesso, 50, and her 53-year-old husband Guy Johnson were placed under investigation this week for “money laundering and misuse of public funds”, the sources said. Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets ...

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Tapping Nigerian Diaspora resources for national development

It is time again for Nigerians living abroad to think home. In the age of globalisation, Nigerians in the Diaspora do not have to return home to contribute to the development of their country. They can do so through several means and ways. And one of these is to subscribe to the Diaspora Bond issued by Nigeria’s Debt Management Office, ...

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