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Why we must fight to secure places for more women and young people in politics

Too often, governments talk the talk on gender equality, but fail to walk the walk

Measures of Power: Our interest in violent, public justice

How the theatre of execution contributes to national mythmaking in Nigeria

A brief history of anti-black violence in China

The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the Covid-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination

Wole Soyinka: The mystery of the mask

You Must Set Forth At Dawn chronicles events in the writer’s life, inc

Building human capital for the fourth industrial revolution

The government, business, labour and civil society must work together to link potential employees to productive and decent jobs

The last French speakers in Lagos

In the floating suburb of Makoko a dwindling Francophone community clings to its linguistic heritage

Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration

Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start

Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria’s economy

The most visible winner from the closure is the Nigerian treasury, which has benefited from the falling cost of petrol subsidies

No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

Nigeria's borders crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning that the shutdown is harming prosperity

Many Africa ‘experts’ still don’t get the need for African voices and perspectives

Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many 'experts' on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices

New look, old ways? Benin’s leader and the authoritarian past

Elected in 2016 by defeating the preferred successor of Thomas Boni Yayi, Patrice Talon won the top job without a traditional political power base

Benin votes — but with no opposition to choose from

For the first time in three decades, the opposition will not take part

Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border

The new crossing point, ECOWAS hopes, will make the movement of people and trade a lot easier

Benin repeals social media tax after protests

The government cancelled the tax it had decreed in late ​August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social media apps

Once upon a time in Benin…

At an annual festival, griots pass on stories to younger generations to keep their history alive

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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