For more than five years the deputy president has remained steadfast in his right to travel abroad to receive medical treatment
Africa must use its best minds to negotiate a mutually beneficial economic relationship
A lack of nuanced, in-depth analysis has in the past led to policy blunders – with disastrous consequences
The pandemic has provided humanity with a taste of a future at the limits of existence, as well as an appetite for change
COMMENT: A senior Ivorian government official argues that President Alassane Ouattara is within his rights to run again
The dearth of political will and the extractive practices of external actors can no longer be used as an excuse for inaction. We no longer have a choice; we need a radical change in direction. Now is the time!
The term ‘corruption’ is a convenient scapegoat that leaders deploy to mask their moral failings. Instead, they should re-evaluate their personal ethics
It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people
Countries in political transition have very little time in which to deliver socioeconomic and political change
At front and centre need to be the insights, knowledge and expertise of Southern scholarship on Africa.
The outgoing president is only the fourth winner of the $5-million annual prize, which recognises African leaders who have developed their countries.
Obama may struggle to persuade African leaders to step down timeously at leadership summit.
Leaders push for ‘local’ solutions to prevent the judicial system from preying on the weak. "All the statistics show only Africa is targeted."
Percy Zvomuya loses a little more hope in Africa’s leaders, and looks at Lonmin’s Ben Magara and his recent chocolate stint as inspiration.
The Organisation of African Unity and its successor, the African Union, have developed a habit over the past five decades.
The griots adjusted their robes and began some leg stretches in anticipation of the tremendous leaps they would soon be performing.
Last month the second Mo Ibrahim award went to ex-Botswanan president Festus Mogae. Robert Watkinson quizzed Ibrahim on the prize.
The question should not be whether Zuma is good for Nigeria, but rather, whether a president Zuma can afford to call the bluff of the Nigerian govt.
There is a strong level of understanding among African leaders on the need for stable democratic systems, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday.