July 31

  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF: Time for Introspection [editorial]

    The Herald

    TWELVE months ago today, Zanu-PF scored a crushing victory against the MDC-T sweeping 1 493 out of 1 958 wards in the local authority elections, translating to over 76 percent... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Unending Doctors' Strikes [editorial]


    SADLY, the current doctors' strike, like the series of strikes that preceded it, would not change anything. The reason is simple - it is not based on sustainable principles.... Read more »

  • Nigeria: And Then, Finally, Death Spoke... [opinion]

    This Day

    Heralded in by drummers, it was clear to all those who were already seated, important dignitaries in their own rights, that the new entrant was a class above them. That was because... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: First Lady Will Unify the Women's League [opinion]

    The Herald

    The proposal by Zanu-PF women to rope in the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe into the political scene as the boss of the Women's League is commendable. The move is not in any way... Read more »

  • Nigeria: A Golden Fish in a Fishbowl [opinion]


    THERE comes a time in the developmental process of every society when the desired opportunity or quest for true and indelible growth and development beckons like a shining light... Read more »

  • Sudan: SPLM in Juba Should Avoid Acting Like a Colony [opinion]


    Why do we continue to gift the world with our raw materials that include minerals such as oil and other minerals? The answer lies in many destructive aspects of our culture as... Read more »

  • South Sudan: Darfur and Human Security - UNAMID's Failure Forces the Essential and Inescapable Question [opinion]


    The failure of the UN/African Union ("hybrid") Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has become overwhelmingly conspicuous. The evidence of incompetence, ineffectiveness, mendacity,... Read more »

  • Uganda: NGOs Should Be Able to Shake Govt in Their Advocacy [opinion]


    Last week, I noted that, strictly speaking, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are not civil society organisations (CSOs). Read more »

  • Uganda: Why Is Uganda Making a U-Turn On Gay Law? [opinion]


    What goes around comes around. Read more »

  • Uganda: Good That National ID Project Is Learning [editorial]


    The minister for Internal Affairs, General Aronda Nyakairima, said on Tuesday that the parish-level registration for national identity cards would be extended by a period yet to be... Read more »

  • Uganda: What Tullow Case Teaches Us About Incentives [opinion]


    Parenting is as difficult as governance. It is more difficult for the biggest 'parent' in the county - the government. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe - a Year Since Mugabe's Landslide [opinion]

    New Zimbabwe

    EVEN in his seventh term as president, President Robert Mugabe's rhetoric remains the same as ever. Read more »

  • Rwanda: There Is Freedom of Worship but the Churches Must Be Responsible [opinion]

    New Times

    I WAS not surprised this week when I heard complaints by some Kigali residents about their increasing discontent of the noise coming from an array of churches in residential areas... Read more »

  • Uganda: Does Facebook Really Cut Teenage Pregnancy? [opinion]


    Jal Paddy, Read more »

  • Rwanda: Dressing Elegantly [opinion]

    New Times

    Never have I had as much style envy as this past weekend. A dear friend and coworker got married on Saturday in a stunning wedding. Gorilla Hotel in Nyarutarama transformed into a... Read more »

  • Nigeria: When Will Nigerians Enjoy Stable Electricity? [opinion]


    Unarguably, the provision of stable and uninterrupted power supply is key for accelerated economic and industrial development of any country. Read more »

  • Nigeria: That Bombing of Buhari's Convoy [opinion]


    THE recent attack on the convoy of General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by a suicide bomber in Kaduna is a... Read more »

  • Nigeria: A Season of Bombs and Tears [opinion]

    Daily Trust

    Nigerian Muslims ended their Ramadan fast last Saturday and Eid-el-Fitr was celebrated on Sunday, 27 July 2014. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Whither Our National Security? [opinion]


    "We should wake up to the reality, Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem not prayers", Professor Wole Soyinka said at center for Black Culture and... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram - Grave Mistakes in the Name of Islam [opinion]


    Editor's note: The article was originally published in February 2012, in response to a Youtube video in which Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, appeared and defended previous... Read more »

  • Zambia: Good Town Planning Cardinal [opinion]

    Times of Zambia

    IN the development of towns and cities technocrats sit down to prepare a town plan which outlines how the town will be laid out. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Impeachment and Related Matters [editorial]


    IT is now a matter of record that for the second time in his political career, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) was removed from the office of Governor of Adamawa State following his... Read more »

  • South Africa: Why Reports of a Bloated Public Service Are Misleading [opinion]


    Ever since President Jacob Zuma announced the creation of new ministries in May, a lot of commentary has emerged through media reports seemingly suggesting that increasing the size... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Adekunle - Health Sector and the Doctor's Ego (II) [opinion]


    I AM a pharmacist, a proud one at that. I remember that in 1989 when I gained admission into the pharmacy school at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, the highest mark in the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Odere - Boko Haram: Decoding Alexander Nekrassov [opinion]


    "The traditional view in the Kremlin on any conflict in different parts of the world, be it social unrest, a popular uprising, an overthrow of government or a rise in terrorist... Read more »

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