Africa

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.

Burkina Faso: Echoes of Revolution Past

Ernest Harsch discusses the enduring appeal and influence of the revered revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.

DEBRE LIBANOS, Ethiopia, May 8 2014 (IPS) - Misganew Andeurgay changes his bamboo-made pen for another, dips it in a tiny pot of viscous liquid and, on a parchment page filled with black script, begins to trace in scarlet-red ink the Amharic word for god. 

Editor's Note

"Take the profit out of plunder: Africa's resources should be sustainably managed for the benefit of Africa's peoples. National and regional action alone will not be enough.

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