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It is time Africans got some respect on the international speaking circuit

It’s always nice to feel appreciated. That’s a feeling often denied to Africans trying to break into the international speaking circuit. Those Africans who are lucky enough to get speaking gigs on the international stage often find that they are paid less than speakers from other continents. George Issaias, who runs his own speaker bureau, writes that the time for this trend to change is now

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Divide and rule?

The most charitable interpretation one can put on Benjamin Mkapa’s Burundi peace talks is that they are a desperate grope in the dark for a resolution to the year-long crisis. The danger of such desperation though, is that it might do no more than further weaken President Pierre Nkurunziza’s political opponents.