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Remembering Madiba: 10 pictures of Nelson Mandela
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Politics and Society Remembering Madiba: 10 pictures of Nelson Mandela

Today the world commemorates the birth and legacy of a giant, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black and democratically elected president, who served from 1994 to 1999. Mandela’s great achievements and legacy cannot be adequately described in words, we look at some important moments in Madiba’s life captured on camera in these 10 pictures.

The truth about Gaddafi: He was no friend of Africans. He only wanted to rule them
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Politics and Society The truth about Gaddafi: He was no friend of Africans. He only wanted to rule them

Many Africans consider felled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi a hero, but the Brother Leader was no saint. Gaddafi only cared for Africans when he wanted something in return. Don’t take our word for it, here is the truth about what Gaddafi thought of Africans in his won words and those of the people close to him.

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Politics and Society African heroine: “Angel of Burundi” Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse awarded $1 m Aurora Prize for saving 30 000 orphans

Builder of hope, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse an unsung African heroine who has done remarkable humanitarian work in Burundi saving the lives of over 30 000 displaced orphans and vulnerable children has been awarded the $1 million Aurora Prize. Hats off to the “Angel of Burundi” and keep up the amazing work.

Kofi Annan advices African leaders to handover power after serving mandated terms
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Politics and Society Kofi Annan advices African leaders to handover power after serving mandated terms

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has called on African leaders to leave office after serving their mandated constitutional terms. Annan warned that while the number of coups have reduced, some leaders are “creating situations which may bring them back,” by clinging on and staying on for too long. Against the background of Annan’s observation, We look at some of the countries which have experienced coups or attempted coups since 2010.

Obama admits Libya “worst mistake” of his tenure. Could the AU’s negotiated transition roadmap have been a better option?
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Politics and Society Obama admits Libya “worst mistake” of his tenure. Could the AU’s negotiated transition roadmap have been a better option?

The admission by then U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016 that the prevailing mess in Libya and “probably failing to plan for the day after, [the intervention]” was the “worst mistake” of his presidency raises questions on the efficacy of foreign military intervention in conflicts across Africa. Looking back, how should the Libyan crisis have been handled? Should the African Union have been given a chance to implement its roadmap for a negotiated transition?

Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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Politics and Society Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first United Nations chief from the African continent, has passed away at the age of 93, it was announced last Tuesday in the UN Security Council, where a minute’s silence was observed. According to the prominent Al-Ahram newspaper, Boutros-Ghali died in a hospital where he was admitted after suffering a broken pelvis.