Despite a storied post-colonial history of political misadventures, strife and state dysfunction, DRC has always maintained a close cultural relationship with other East African countries. Joining EAC portends a new, yet challenging, opportunity to deepen economic and political cooperation.
British media is awash with reports that Boris Johnson’s government has agreed a deal with Rwanda to have asylum seekers processed there rather than in the UK. The choice of Rwanda has a logic about it. But it’s also controversial.
Global digital payments facilitator Visa is expanding into the region by opening its first innovation studio in Kenya. The aim is to adopt the market of consumers switching to new payment platforms and digital wallets.
On 6 April 2022, Burkina Faso’s former leader Blaise Compaoré was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 murder of Thomas Sankara. The judgement is an opportune moment of reflection for African citizens and leaders.
“We can’t credit the crime in Diepsloot to foreigners. The poor infrastructure in this place plays a very big part in allowing crime to happen,” – Moalosi.
In this week’s cartoon, the killing of Zimbabwean Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot has put the spotlight back on South Africa’s deeply worrisome and enduring problem—xenophobia.
President Samia Hassan has set Tanzania on a change of course – time will tell if the pattern holds and addresses the country’s challenges.
Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima is one of the last living freedom fighters and the only woman to receive the rank of field marshall in the Kenya Land and Freedom Army of the Mau Mau Uprising. Recent events have brought her back to the fore in a mix of grief and disbelief.
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, will be remembered for his roles in the rebirth of African Union and peacemaking.