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Ethiopia’s gender progressive cabinet which comprises 50% women
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Politics and Society Ethiopia’s gender progressive cabinet which comprises 50% women

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created gender equity in Africa’s second most-populous nation by appointing a new Cabinet that is half female. The new Cabinet has less ministerial positions and more women in top security posts. Aisha Mohammed will be in charge of defence – the first woman to hold that position.

The rarity of White African Politicians’ involvement in African politics
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Politics and Society The rarity of White African Politicians’ involvement in African politics

Southern Africa unlike other parts of the continent has had a number of White government officials in post-colonial Africa. With Zimbabwe recently appointing Kirsty Coventry as Youth, and Sports Minister, we take a look at the rarity of White African politicians in many countries. We ask: Why do White Africans seem to be on the periphery of the political sphere?

African leaders have signed our mining wealth away
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Politics and Society African leaders have signed our mining wealth away

In most instances, Africa’s mineral wealth has been signed away to other countries by leaders who have signed terrible deals that enrich only themselves and not their country. However, the continent has some of the world’s biggest mineral reserves, and has a chance to be a major player in the value chains, but the risk of being exploited by industrialised countries remains.

Africans deserve to know details of deals their leaders sign with China
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Politics and Society Africans deserve to know details of deals their leaders sign with China

China’s footprints are all over the African continent, signing deals with many countries. However, the finer details of China-Africa loans are often kept secret. There are concerns that African countries are mortgaging their natural resources as collateral for the loans. The China-Africa deals ought to be transparent, and the public has the right to scrutinise the agreements.