For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
Tensions in both countries relating to Ethiopia’s Tigray regional state are hampering progress.
His appearance on behalf of the families of mine workers shot by the police at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry was just one of his efforts to seek justice for the poor and marginalised.
With the right leadership, mindset and policies African countries can achieve, even exceed, the growth and development successes of Asian counterparts.
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Politics of compromise have always served politicians and never resolved Kenya’s real governance issues.
Bishop Purity Malinga is the first woman to be appointed Presiding Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern African in over 200 years.
For the past three years the public servants of eSwatini Kingdom have received no pay rise, but their leader, King Mswati III just purchased 120 BMWs and 19 Rolls Royce. The purchase of the vehicles has been widely criticised, seen as wasteful spending amid high poverty levels, low wages for public workers and rising cost of living.