GEOPOLITICAL CHESSBOARD: BIG POWER COMPETITION IN AFRICA

“60 years after independence, France and Francophone Africa remain entangled beyond separation. French companies have a quasi-monopoly over electricity, telecommunications, infrastructure, airports and harbours. Macron is a neo-liberal determined to open Africa up for greater trade. His view of colonial…

ARE AFRICA’S PROBLEMS “CIVILIZATIONAL”?

“When white people labelled ‘civilizational’ the problems in Africa, what black Africans hear is: ‘Your civilization is inherently inferior to ours; it is backward and primitive’ ”.

ZUMA’S TROUBLES: SOUTH AFRICA’S AGONY

“Zuma is determined never to face jail again and to guard those who have funded him. This means protecting the Guptas. Since they arrived in South Africa from India in 1993 to establish a modest computer company, they have become…

CONGO’S TRANSITION CRISIS: WORSE IS YET TO COME

“Reformist Congolese voices need to be heard. Whether by innocence or design, supporting authoritarian leaders like Mr. Kabila, who promise peace, only reinforces the cycle of violence, leaving millions of Congolese yet again facing a turbulent, uncertain future”.

ETHIOPIA’S ‘MIRACLE’: ECONOMIC GROWTH + POLITICAL UNREST

“Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa. Building on decade-long double-digit growth catalyzed by enormous Government spending on infrastructure, the size of the Ethiopian economy (GDP) will reach 69.2 bill $. Kenya’s GDP…