Obama In Ethiopia: A Presidential Visit In Context – OpEd

By Seifudein Adem* In his recent book ‘The Lion of Judah in the New World’, American political scientist Theodore M. Vestal, has argued: “The images of Africa and of Africans that the American people developed during Haileselassie’s prominence will no doubt be referred to by historians, psychologists, and sociologist – as well as the media … Continue reading Obama In Ethiopia: A Presidential Visit In Context – OpEd

Is Obama Keen On Relations With Barons Of Kenya Or With The People? – OpEd

By Horace G. Campbell* Barack Obama is visiting Kenya and Ethiopia when the people of Eastern Africa are desperate for peace. Last week Wednesday July 15, top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon record holders, set off on a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. The 836-kilometer (520-mile) walk is organized by a former … Continue reading Is Obama Keen On Relations With Barons Of Kenya Or With The People? – OpEd

Africa: The Next Twenty Years – Analysis

By J. Paul Martin Given the political and economic patterns set over the last 60 years, what can Africa expect over the next 20 years? If not more of the same, what needs to be changed? Sixty years ago, emboldened by such figures as Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and Leopold Senghor, Africans were enjoying the … Continue reading Africa: The Next Twenty Years – Analysis

South Africa: A Country At Odds? – Analysis

By Thabani Mdlongwa, Azwifaneli Managa, Lwazi Apleni and Bertha Chiroro As the African National Congress (ANC) prepared for its 53rd elective conference at Mangaung starting this week, at which President Jacob Zuma won a second term as the country’s president amidst high levels of social discontent, a number of questions came to the fore. Whilst … Continue reading South Africa: A Country At Odds? – Analysis

Zuma And Zulu Nationalism – OpEd

By William Gumede For most of the 100 years of the ANC’s history, two distinct strands of Zulu nationalism competed for dominance in the ANC, but especially in the KwaZulu Natal wing of the party, the one conservative, and more closed-off, the other, progressive and more inclusive of other communities. Since the death of Zulu … Continue reading Zuma And Zulu Nationalism – OpEd