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.
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?
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.
Black History Month, observed every February in the United States, is a period set aside to celebrate important events and people in the history of black diaspora. To commemorate this year’s event, we list the top five female civil rights campaigners in the U.S.
Today we celebrate the legacy of Patrice Lumumba, one of Africa’s founding heroes and remember the words he left us with in his quest to see the liberation and development of Africa.
Last week #WhatWouldMagufuliDo was trending on twitter as people, inspired by the frugal and conscientious leadership of Tanzania’s new president, John Pompe Magufuli, created memes in which they forego expensive options for more economic ones.
December 6 marks the anniversary of the death of a revolutionary and thinker, Frantz Omar Fanon. Fanon wrote on the psychopathology of colonisation, and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization.
Africa lost one of its most celebrated liberation heroes and revolutionary leader, Samora Moisés Machel who perished in a fatal plane crash on this day in 1986.
On this day Africa lost one of its most illustrious sons, Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, who was assassinated in 1987. Sankara, a military captain, Marxist revolutionary, and pan-Africanist led Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Here are his 10 memorable quotes.