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Democratic Republic Of Congo's Joseph Kabila. Photo by Amanda Lucidon / White House. Wikipedia Commons.

DR Congo: Current Debate Over Looming Crisis Of Legitimacy – Analysis

26 Oct 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By David-Ngendo Tshimba* Uncertainty hangs over the date of presidential and legislative elections, yet President Joseph Kabila’s term expires on 19 December 2016 and he is not eligible for re-election. The opposition rejects the possibility…

Location of Nigeria. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Nigeria’s Cybercrime Law Being Used To Muzzle Media – OpEd

05 Oct 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Peter Nkanga* Freedom of expression and the press is guaranteed under Section 39 of Nigeria’s Constitution. But restrictive laws which allow for journalists and bloggers to be arrested for reporting critically on politicians and…

Location of Libya. Source: CIA World Factbook.

The Destruction Of Libya And The US Military Invasion Of Africa – OpEd

06 Sep 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Danny Haiphong* Libya once was a proud nation that rejected US military presence on the continent, seeing it as an obstacle to Pan-African unity. With the country destroyed, the US has been able to…


The Retreat Of Neoliberalism – OpEd

24 Jul 2016 in 1 , Business , Opinion

By William Gumede* An internal IMF report admitting the destructive nature of neoliberalism may have come too late for many African countries. The neoliberal structural adjustment programs have led to economic hardships, political instability and…

Location of South Africa. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Racism Without Race, Racists Without Racism: Challenge Of South African Racism – OpEd

09 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

By Hashi Kenneth Tafira* South African colonial modernity fabulously benefited those who prosecuted cruel adventuring; their descendants still enjoy the ill-gotten social wages. 1994 didn’t usher a new society, so decolonisation remains an unfinished undertaking….