Africa Day is a moment unique and yet unremarkable when placed aside any other – be it yesterday or today. This said, through its origins as the anniversary for the former Organisation of African Unity (OAU), we are left with the fragments of memory of an era of Pan-African energy that has since began to fade to grey
Zimbabwe has been labelled the highest consumer of condoms in the world, the National Aids Council has revealed. A safe sex practice which has helped the reduction of HIV infections in the country
As we today celebrate African unity, TIA writer Philani Nyoni pays homage to the historical figures and gods who have shaped our identity as a continent and as a people
Celebrating the success of women who succeed against all odds might be an important part of the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, but only if it served to also disclose the struggles and interests invested in their success
On Thursday morning, a group of topless women temporarily interrupted traffic on a San Francisco street during rush hour to protest against violence on black women and girls
Ghanaian scientist, Dr Thomas O. Mensah, is known globally as one of the great minds of the 21st century. He was recently admitted into the American Academy of Inventors, the first African to receive this honour
History has seen many instances of the siphoning off of Africa’s riches, however, present-day culprits are not only from outside of the continent, but include unaccountable African officials and corporations. Foreign organisations collaborate with illegal transnational networks that facilitate the illicit flows of extractives from impoverished countries. The result is the persistence of grinding poverty in areas that appear to be blessed with plentiful resources.
Plans for a united, integrated African continent are often so lost in official rhetoric, or buried in documents and decisions, that it is difficult to believe any progress is being made.
Under the changing climate no stone need to be left unturned. A liberalized African commercial airspace and developed airports represent an authentic, relatively affordable under exploited route for enhancing transport connectivity in the region, growing domestic and international trade, including trade in agriculture and affordable transportation in the continent, thus contributing toward inclusive socio-economic development for Africa