South Africa is on a knife edge. Xenophobic violence and discrimination have increased. There’s no national force with the vision and power to offer an emancipatory alternative to the poisonous politics, sometimes with fascist elements.
There are hurdles in the way of Nigeria’s major opposition party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
The deliberations were characterised by disingenuous, counter-factual policy pronouncements, and de facto denials of the ANC’s culpability in causing many of the current problems facing the country.
Algeria is moving further away from its francophone history by introducing instruction in English in primary schools. The country is trying to improve tertiary learning and academic and professional opportunities.
The pioneering role she played, and the sacrifices she made, extended well beyond the famous 1956 Women’s March.
Presidential debates in Africa are rare. Kenya continues to bravely venture into that uncharted electoral territory. The country’s election period has been refreshingly marked by engaging debates. Kenya is one of three countries to have ever held presidential debates and the 2022 showing was the most organised and dignified.
Kenyans will tomorrow vote in what promises to be a tight and competitive election. There is no clear favourite to win the election. It’s the camp that will mobilise the largest number of its base to come out and vote for its preferred presidential candidate that will carry the day.
America is seeking to reconnect with Africa through climate-smart solutions, health and digital technology.
The decline in Kenyan medals at the world championships is due to increased competition and a lack of investment at home.