The AU should do more to pre-empt coups by sanctioning bad governance and attempts by presidents to extend their terms.
African countries cannot be ignored, or just listened to. Their needs should shape the agenda.
Kudakwashe Tagwirei, who is close to Zimbabwe’s president and his inner circle, leveraged his privileged access to fuel and mining markets to strike a lucrative partnership with commodities giant Trafigura. Sanctioned by the U.S. and U.K. for corruption, Tagwirei continued to do business by relocating his network to Mauritius.
On October 14 and 15, Hivos’ African Crossroads will organize its fourth edition. The theme of this year’s gathering is ECOEXISTENCE. At the end of Crossroads 2021, participants will emerge with an actionable (collective) manifesto that aims to shape the trajectory of climate justice on the African continent for the years to come.
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
Criminalising suicide directs resources towards punishment which has no significant deterrent effect.
This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”
The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.