As high-sounding intellectuals and politicians pontificate on Mugabe’s legacy in education and other areas, they must be respectful to these people whose pain is a matter of fact, not speculation.
Will countries heed the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent?
Despite a decision to streamline activities, the recent Niamey meeting had all the trappings of a regular summit.
It is an offence to now “annoy” President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. This was one of the charges filed against Ugandan Member of Parliament, and “Ghetto President”, Robert Kyagulanyi widely known as Bobi Wine.
A reread of an article published in September 1985 by West Africa, a weekly magazine shows that Nigeria is facing the same economic, and political challenges it faced three decades ago when President Buhari was Head of State.
Nigeria is facing a plethora of challenges and crises but its youths are not taking action to change the status quo. Corruption, and a government making questionable moves has plunged the country deeper into crisis.
Kenyan lawyer, intellectual and Pan-Africanist Dr Willy Mutunga has been arguing for a new dimension to be added to the fight for the total liberation and emancipation of the African continent: one that calls for the involvement of the judiciary in advancing Pan-Africanism in the 21st century.
If we wanted to bring about meaningful change and secure our future, the voices of the youth need to go beyond social media and result in an active expression of young people’s political power and rights.
Al-Bashir’s ability to play a skillful combination of internal and external balancing acts, plus ruthless repression and a divided opposition, kept him in power for three decades.