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No end in sight to Nigeria's border closures
No end in sight to Nigeria's border closures
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its borders.
Many Africa 'experts' still don't get the need for African voices and perspectives
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...
The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer
The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer
This year’s annual pilgrimage to the African Union Summit recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February under the theme ‘The year of...
Africa's forgotten stateless population
Africa's forgotten stateless population
In the Kiambaa area on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, it's not unusual to hear hymns sung in the Shona language. It's more unusual,...
East Africa won’t tackle Burundi crisis
East Africa won’t tackle Burundi crisis
After the Burundian government’s glaring absence at the fifth and final round of dialogue on October 30 under the East African Community’s...
Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border
Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border
Nigeria's southwestern border with Benin is notoriously chaotic. Travellers and traders battle corrupt officials, hawkers and buzzing moto-taxis...
Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll
Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll
Counting was under way in Mali following a key presidential election that saw balloting halted at hundreds of polling stations because of violence...
Central Africa can benefit from BRICS partnership
Central Africa can benefit from BRICS partnership
This year’s BRICS summit has a uniquely African flavour, with representatives of the African Union (AU), African Development Bank, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the continent’s regional economic communities (RECs) all in attendance. Commitments to establish a...
The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh: Reconciliation no easy task
The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh: Reconciliation no easy task
The former president of The Gambia, Yahya...
Editorial: Shout a bit louder, SADC
Editorial: Shout a bit louder, SADC
In January 2016, when it became clear that Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was intent on clinging to power, the Economic Community of West African...
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
Africa’s population is growing even faster than previously thought, according to new projections published on October 26 by the United Nations...
Liberia elections: Who will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?
Liberia elections: Who will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?
Liberia has been through tumultuous times in recent years: from two brutal back-to-back civil wars to an outbreak of the devastating ebola virus...

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