August 29

  • Nigeria: In Streetscape Master Okujeni's Fresh Canvas, Modernity Meets Pointillism [opinion]


    ABOUT three decades of full-time studio practice comes with a vast experience to treasure, so suggests the fresh texture of painter, Toni Okujeni's canvas. History has been... Read more »

  • Kenya: Cord Must Be Clear On Plebiscite Issues [opinion]

    The Star

    There's an old ditty whose essence is to caution the young ones against making miscalculated moves on offers made by third parties. It tells the story of a young lady of Niger who... Read more »

  • Namibia: Rambler - Let's Take the Piss [column]


    All of a sudden Swapo's high and mighty see the need to criss-cross the country and 'consult' with their unthinking members about their ill-fated rape of the Constitution. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Why Private Air Travel Is a Necessity Than Luxury [opinion]


    UNLIKE popular belief about private air travel, big corporations and businesses are of the view that such flight is deemed more of a necessity over luxury. While an average... Read more »

  • Southern Africa: A Pearl of Wisdom Now Presides Over SADC [opinion]

    The Herald

    WHEN President Mugabe assumed the mantle of leadership of Sadc last weekend, that infamous adage experience is the best teacher, took on a very special and historic slant, in... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: The Media and Parliamentary Accountability [column]

    The Herald

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  • Zimbabwe: It's Zim Dancehall Vs Urban Grooves At Summer Slam [opinion]

    The Herald

    The Rainbow Towers' Gardens are expected to explode tomorrow when Zim dancehall artistes clash with urban groovers as the curtain comes down on the Harare Agricultural Show. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Disowning My Totem [opinion]

    The Herald

    Anyone that refuses to acknowledge their 'mutupo' (totem) is regarded as a prodigal child who has been mentally colonised. It is grossly unacceptable in native African people's... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Man 'With a History of Troubles' [opinion]

    The Herald

    The death of Cde Witness Pasichigare Magunda Mangwende on Saturday February 26, 2005 robbed the nation of a dedicated nationalist, revolutionary and diplomat. Cde Mangwende, who... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Exploring the Myth About Birth Control [opinion]

    The Herald

    The myth of "small population, greater prosperity" needs to be exposed for the mirage that it is. One of the problems we have as a country is that we have so many "book" economists... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Cry Our Dying Sport [opinion]

    The Herald

    PEOPLE advocated for a Sports Ministry because sport, the world over, is a multi-billion-dollar business. Sport is a huge source of employment and a major contributor to the fiscus... Read more »

  • Nigeria: So Sad [opinion]


    My dear friends, Nasir and Hadiza El-Rufai, have lost two children in three years. Read more »

  • Nigeria: National Character and Intellectual Laziness [opinion]

    Daily Independent

    Nigeria has become a seething cauldron of inconveniences and cataclysmic consequences. And one of the issues we continue to parry is our national attitudes and perceptions, and how... Read more »

  • Nigeria: CBN ATM Charges [opinion]

    Daily Independent

    Few months ago, myself and numerous other writers who were not privileged to grace the sacred meeting where the 'suspension' of the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,... Read more »

August 28

  • Africa: Digitizing Money: A Big Opportunity for Broad-Based Growth in Africa [opinion]

    Gates Foundation and Better Than Cash Alliance

    The world’s poor people work hard and long, and they try, like all of us, to save for the future and invest in their children. But we know that the poor – and... Read more »

  • Africa: Rising Migration Is a Myth [opinion]


    Hardly a week goes by without media coverage of the fears, in developed nations, that immigrants from poorer countries are overwhelming them. A recent story in the British... Read more »

  • South Africa: Tune Me What - Strangers On a Train [opinion]


    This week's episode began with a story about Leon meeting a random South African on the train into work after they recognised each other's accents. The odds are small that a former... Read more »

  • Swaziland: 'Huge Drop in Numbers At Reed Dance' [opinion]

    Swazi Media

    At least 40,000 fewer young Swazi women are taking part in this year's annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance ceremony than in 2013 if newspaper reports in Swaziland are correct. Read more »

  • Gambia: The Hajj to Mecca [editorial]

    Daily Observer

    Hajj or the journey to the Holy Land of Mecca is one of the most revered among the Islamic pillars. Tens of millions of Muslims, both within and outside the Arab world, dream of... Read more »

  • Gambia: We Welcome the New Rent Tribunal Bill [editorial]

    The Point

    We understand that the new Rent Tribunal Bill passed by the National Assembly meeting in Banjul this week was "designed to introduce a new legal regime for the regulation of rent... Read more »

  • Kenya: NTSA Is Wrong On Highway Signage [editorial]

    The Star

    The National Transport Safety Authority has embarked on a campaign of having motorists stopped and fined cash bails of as much as Sh10,000 for allegedly breaching speed limits and... Read more »

  • Nigeria: General Ibrahim Babangida's Reflections at 73 [opinion]


    NIGERIA'S former military dictator, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida recently attained the age of 73, and he chose to celebrate it by dwelling on national issues such as states... Read more »

  • Africa: Is Africa Ignoring the American Goose With the Golden Egg? [opinion]

    The Trade Beat

    In 2000 the Clinton administration came up with an initiative designed to bolster trade and investment between the US and Africa, one of the world's fastest growing regions. It... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Making a Living in Zimbabwe by Smuggling Second-Hand Clothes [opinion]

    RNW Africa

    In Zimbabwe, where at least 450 people become unemployed every week, finding a formal job proves to be impossible for many youths. Some have resorted to smuggling second-hand... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Making the Confab Count [editorial]


    AFTER five hectic months, the 492-member National Conference set up by President Goodluck Jonathan, completed their assignment with the submission of a 22-volume report consisting... Read more »

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