Nigeria is in the throes of various economic, security and social challenges. However, the urgency to address poverty, unemployment and other pressing social and political issues is lacking. What is concerning is how Nigerian leaders are quoting the Bible, asking their compatriots to persevere like the children of Israel till they reach the “land flowing with milk and honey”.
Bobi Wine’s distinctive red berets worn by his People Power Movement party members has been assigned to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), thus making it illegal to be worn by civilians or sold on the streets.
The two African giants want to move on, but must first get past the difficult issue of xenophobia.
Persecuting foreigners is contrary to SA’s constitutional promise that the country belongs to all who live in it.
The AU’s new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.
The political unity of Africa has been an elusive vision. The United States of Africa premised on Pan-African ideals still remains a pipe dream despite having been pushed by numerous African political leaders. Is the United States of Africa a realistic vision we should continue to pursue or it’s still an ambitious dream?
The world’s media are facing unprecedented challenges, from declining revenue, a broken business model and new forms of censorship, to threats to journalists’ safety, misinformation campaigns, competition with social media and growing public distrust.
Do Africans countries have leaders who are concerned about protecting the rights of citizens or the leaders are simply Vagabonds In Power (VIPs) as described by Fela Kuti? For many people, one of Africa’s biggest challenge is selfish leaders who are apathetic to the prevailing suffering of the millions of Africans.