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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….

Durban, South Africa

Flight Of Corporate Profits Poses Biggest Threat To South Africa’s Economy – OpEd

04 Jul 2016 in 1 , Business , Opinion

By Patrick Bond* The South African Reserve Bank Quarterly Bulletin has confirmed that foreign corporations are milking the economy, drawing away profits far faster than they are reinvested or than local firms bring home offsetting…

African Union flag. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

AU Commission Elections: From Bad To Worse? – Analysis

01 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Mehari Taddele Maru* Elections for the AU Commission should pass the same rigorous test and uphold the principles that the continental body requires from Member States. Intensive election competition, emanating from a genuine commitment…