October 24

  • Nigeria: Divided Nigeria Stands [opinion]

    This Day

    M y sympathy goes to the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Mr Audu Ogbeh, an otherwise sober and reflective top Nigerian politician. He is normally a very careful and... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Gowon - The Unifier At 80 [opinion]

    This Day

    Ojo M. Maduekwe celebrates former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, who turned 80 years recently Read more »

  • Namibia: The Media - Are We Helping the Voters Decide? [opinion]

    Namibian

    THE ROLE of the media in contemporary politics forces us to ask what kind of world and what kind of society we want to live in, and in particular, in what sense of democracy do we... Read more »

  • Liberia: Lord, Who Report Shall We Believe? [column]

    New Dawn

    Dear Father: Read more »

  • Namibia: Rambler - Experts in Shysterism [column]

    Namibian

    This week two stories about women caught my eye. Now, after that dodgy line about IUM's usefulness, I have to tread lightly with what I say about women. Read more »

  • Namibia: This Campaign Is Boring [opinion]

    Namibian

    I AM going ahead and say it ... Both in style and substance, this is the most boring election campaign ever! In my opinion the first election towards independent Namibia and the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Toyin Falola - Ali Mazrui (1933-2014): Celebration of Identity (II) [opinion]

    Guardian

    IDENTITY is central to this language use: how Africans see themselves, how others gaze upon them, how they are represented. Mazrui had to define himself, and language enabled him... Read more »

  • West Africa: Chinweizu - Wanted: Ecowas Investigation Into Ebola [opinion]

    Guardian

    AS the spectre of Ebola stalks the world, people everywhere are looking accusingly at the ECOWAS presidents. Like the commandants from whose prison a jailbreak of very dangerous... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Africa and the World Must Take Climate Change Seriously [opinion]

    New Times

    LAST MONTH on September 20, just three days before the world's leaders gathered in New York to debate the urgent measures needed to stem the tide of global warming and its... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Aborted Trip - Pathetic Story of Fortune Seekers Duped By Travel Agents [opinion]

    Vanguard

    Tired of having to struggle everyday to keep hunger and poverty at bay, three young men decided to take their fate into their own hands by seeking to relocate to Switzerland in... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Political Reflections [opinion]

    Vanguard

    LAST week, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military Head of State, formally declared his interest in replacing President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Ms Laing, We Presume? [opinion]

    The Herald

    I WANT to believe I fully grasp Catriona Laing's mission in Zimbabwe. The new lady from the United Kingdom wants to "normalise relations" between her country and its former colony... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Why Marriages Among Hausa People Often Fail [opinion]

    Daily Trust

    As a bonafide Bahaushe (Hausa man) from the historic city of Katsina, a son to a Hausa man and a Hausa woman, I feel obliged to write about why marriages among Hausa people often... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Critics or Political Opportunists? (part I) [opinion]

    New Times

    Most, if not all, of Rwandans would not wish to look back into the mirror of our past, a past that was a fate we found ourselves in not because of our failures, mistakes, or any... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Starting a Veld Fire in the Village [opinion]

    The Herald

    Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve and day after day of cloudless skies had allowed the sun to suck moisture from mother earth, baking the crust... Read more »

  • Nigeria: A BOI Honour for Innoson [opinion]

    Vanguard

    NIGERIA'S march towards home grown industrialization was recently boosted when Bank of Industry inducted ten outstanding customers of the bank into their Hall of Fame. Most... Read more »

  • Kenya: What About Justice for the PEV Victims? [opinion]

    The Star

    If there is an element that has consistently been whitewashed from our conversations of the International Criminal Court, it has to be the victims of the 2007-08 post-election... Read more »

  • Uganda: We Must Not Hold S. Sudan to Ransom! [opinion]

    Observer

    I completely identify with the directive recently issued by the South Sudanese minister for Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Ngor Kolong Ngor. Read more »

  • Uganda: Why Do You So Fear Competition, Chairman? [opinion]

    Observer

    This is what Ms Jacqueline Mbabazi, Women's League Chairperson of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), reportedly asked President Yoweri Museveni at the party's politburo... Read more »

  • Uganda: It's Time to Embrace the Digital Revolution [opinion]

    Observer

    Our forefathers made great treks in jungles and valleys, braving bad weather and disease, in pursuit of efficient ways to transmit messages from one place to another. Read more »



October 23

  • Zimbabwe: Rise of Grace Mugabe Adds New Twist to Succession Question [opinion]

    The Daily Vox

    Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe makes her grand entrance into politics following her recent nomination as national secretary of the ruling party's Women's League through a... Read more »

  • South Africa: Police - Parliament Must Ask Tough Questions [opinion]

    GroundUp

    It's annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, ZACKIE ACHMAT has some suggestions for... Read more »

  • Liberia: Nimba Again? [editorial]

    Observer

    We fail to understand why some people of Nimba County always force us to ask, "what is wrong with Nimba?" Why are they always putting themselves and their county negatively in the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Question for Our Leaders [editorial]

    Vanguard

    NIGERIA is populated by leaders. We probably have more leaders than the led. Everywhere you turn, there is a leader, where he leads, and his ideas of leadership do not seem to be... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Raise Awareness About Ebola [editorial]

    New Times

    Tele-Evangelist Pat Robertson recently made a terrible gaffe when, on his TV programme on CBN, said that travellers to Kenya risked contracting HIV/Aids from hotel towels. It... Read more »

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