Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn’t mean the continent should remain passive.
The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.
If you are visiting our continent, please do behave like a guest…
Zimbabwe will hold fresh elections in a few months. But are the country’s young people ready to get involved in politics?
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting five of Africa’s 54 countries: Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Tillerson’s mission will produce few benefits for Africa, or for US-Africa relations. Unless the few existing partnership agreements are reaffirmed, America’s declining importance and influence on the continent will continue.
There was no one more appropriate to deliver the worst budget speech and possibly the most anti-poor budget since the advent of democracy than Malusi Gigaba. He has served his purpose and can now be fired.
Morgan Tsvangirai’s death, combined with Robert Mugabe’s coup-led removal as president of ZANU-PF and the country just a few months ago, could mark the end of the Zimbabwean political parties’ internecine fighting.
Ramaphosa’s presidency has potential to revive the ANC and reshape the opposition political landscape.
The African continent is going through a political renaissance unlike any we have seen in some time. Zimbabwe recently had a coup, which was not really a coup. Kenya has two emergent leaders claiming power, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has fallen and now Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned.