With the recently concluded 27th African Union Assembly themed around human rights, Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi argue that universal access to education is a crucial step towards empowering citizens on the continent.
Zambia is rightly considered a haven of peace in the region. However, with the 11 August general elections less than a month away, there are concerns over political violence that has left two people dead, several injured and property damaged.
Recently Malawi president Peter Mutharika invited ridicule when he urged starving Malawians to eat mice to stave off hunger. He has been president for over two years now in a country which, with a Gross National Income of $250 per year per capita, makes it the poorest in the world. Perhaps the indifferent start to his presidency is because he is still settling into what must be the toughest job on the continent.