Ashish Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group and the Mara Foundation argues that the Western media has outdated and incorrect beliefs about Africa.

What could possibly be the most ferociously contested elections in decades has been postponed for six weeks, but LSE’s Chiaka Osuala looks at points raised at the ‘How to Fix Nigeria – The 2015 Elections & Beyond’ debate held by the Royal African Society in London on 28 January.

Progressive literary fiction has not always been highly regarded within African literature. Ahjamu Umi makes the case for its consciousness-developing and educational properties, and argues for its wider acceptance in African societies.

LSE’s Martin Namasaka reflects on the positives and negatives of the relationship between China and Africa and how African leaders can maximise Chinese investment for the continent’s good.

Jeffrey Smith and Alexander Noyes look at how failed coup attempts in the Gambia are leading to a more repressive regime in the West African country.

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein spectacularly sums up the essence of the ANC honouring Jackie Selebi as morally indefensible, encapsulating the importance of a nation pursuing moral accountability as the backbone of democracy.

SAPS national commissioner says that is easy to stand back and criticise once someone has fallen from grace

Speaker Notes: Funeral of the late Jacob Sello Selebi: National Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega

Someone as complicated as Jackie Selebi, a former ANC Youth League leader, foreign affairs supremo, Struggle icon and corrupt cop, was always going to have a complicated funeral.

LSE’s Joy Ndubai calls Indians in Africa: Impact and Legacy by Olof G Tandberg an insightful quick read that delves into the economic, political and social impact of Indians in East and Southern Africa.

As the controversy continues over the stereotypes perpetuated by fundraising initiatives like Band Aid 30, David Coles highlights some commendable efforts that have been made to counteract stereotypes.