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6th December 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) holds its highly contested national elective conference for its top six leaders, between... →
5th December 2017 African and European heads of government gathered last week in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for their 5th summit since 2000. For the first time, the... →
5th December 2017 In a society like South Africa in which one racial group has dominated another, poor people are ignored in economic debates by those who claim to... →
4th December 2017 Who would have thought that this year would end with Robert Mugabe having lost the presidency of both the governing Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe? None... →
4th December 2017 Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya... →
1st December 2017 Prudence teaches that societies experiencing difficult and uncertain times should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. South Africa should... →
1st December 2017 There have been great strides and many important victories in the fight against HIV. Scientific innovations and sustained investment have been the... →
30th November 2017 Emmerson “Crocodile” Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s crafty new interim President, is known as a ruthless, deeply unprincipled and a political infighter. He... →
29th November 2017 Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents... →
29th November 2017 Mankosi is a remote rural community in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. It is home to almost 6,000 people. The nearest city is Mthatha, about... →