With the right policies in place, Africa’s agricultural sector can help solve the chronic socio-economic challenges of food insecurity, poverty and unemployment, write Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi
Given the reality of crime in South Africa, anything that could be described as a crime wave would be something of a relief. Waves crash and pass. But South Africa is a sea of crime. It permeates every aspect of life. The latest crime statistics for 2015/16, released this month, confirm that the country is drowning in its affliction.
Say what you will about Thabo Mbeki but he is pure class. Besides being the quintessential statesman, he is also one of the greatest orators of all time. We mean that sincerely. Mbeki at the peak of his powers can hold his own against Martin Luther King Jr, Barack Obama, Winston Churchill, you name them. Unlike those storied names, Mbeki does get enough respect for his oratorical gifts. We figured we’d do our part to change that so we took a deep dive into the archives to plug the speech he is most well known for: “I am an African”. Enjoy!
Ethiopia is seeing an increasing number of civilian protests, which are brutally suppressed by the government. It seems that the elite in power needs to heed the lessons taught by the Rwandan genocide: Do not play with ethnic hatred.