After 40 years in office, Cameroon’s 89 year old Paul Biya is the second longest serving leader in Africa. He is already eyeing another contest in 2025.
French giant, TotalEnergies has completed a round of public meetings to drill up to five wells search for oil or gas along the coast in South Africa. The project has met opposition from environmental groups but the company says it is part of South Africa’s transition from coal.
As President Obiang heads for another implausible 90%+ win, what value is there in bland election observer reports?
A number of African conflicts are being fueled by competition for dwindling natural resources. At a state level, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have been engaged in a continuing dispute over fresh water in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Similar issues are playing out across every level of society.
The erasure of indigenous people living in Windhoek before the German colonisers arrived has angered activists.
The Nigerian government should enact policies and laws against discrimination and stigmatisation for chronic illnesses like vitiligo.
Kenyan politician Raila Odinga has accused President William Ruto of getting too cosy with the West. Odinga said the newly-elected Ruto is a puppet of the West, putting the interests of foreign powers above that of Kenyans.
The World Bank announced at COP27 that it is pioneering a ‘Blue Economy for Resilient Africa’ Program. The program will work to protect and develop Africa’s ‘blue’ resources and coastal resilience for sustainable stewardship and economic growth.
The G20 is more representative, and African Union membership would provide direct access to the world’s largest players.