Politics

Zanu-PF’s removal of Robert Mugabe long overdue – EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) statement on the decisions of ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front) Central Committee to remove President Robert Mugabe as First Secretary and President: The EFF welcomes the unanimous decision of ZANU-PF of removing President Robert Mugabe as 1st Secretary and President of the party. The decision is long overdue and should be welcomed by all progressive …

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The challenge of succession in African politics

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If anything ever works in the continent of Africa, Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Doloz argued, it works through “disorder” where a strange mixture of “smiling and suffering” go together. How does this affect politics? In the thinking of these two European scholars, Africans are people that have elevated chaos and disorder into a political method and have naturalized the combination …

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Dr. Samuel O. Doku examines Phallocentrism, Paranoia, in Postcolonial Chinua Achebe Works

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, written in 1958, many critics agree, was in response to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in which the Polish-born British writer demeaned and debased Africans to justify the colonial masters’ lust for power and control in Africa. Post-colonialism is defined as an attempt to re-imagine and re-write colonial ideals that disfigured, distorted, and displaced the histories …

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Women Empowerment Will Be Africa’s Second Liberation

Women Empowerment

The Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum launched August 2017 in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam with a call on Women Empowerment to take centre stage in Africa’s economic liberation. The forum is an initiative of the Graça Machel Trust and celebrates the critical role women play in development. It also provides a platform to showcase women’s leadership and how that can be used …

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Top Five Influential Women In Africa During 2017

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Africa has had a quiet 2017 with economic growth slowly picking up, but that does not mean there is not much happening on the ground…quite the opposite, in both an economic and political sense, as certain influential women have played their part in the African context. Behind the scenes, these are the top five women with the greatest influence thus …

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Trump Presidency: Africa And Her Leaders Expectation After 100 Days

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Trump Presidency: Africa and indeed the rest of the world followed, with very keen interest, the 2016 USA Presidential elections. While the polls and political pundits gave Hillary Clinton, the democratic candidate a lead over Donald Trump and a fair chance of winning the elections, his unusual campaign style and utterances seemed to suggest that the Republican candidate was setting …

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Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in as president

Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s new president after beating John Mahama in last month’s election. Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. Mr. Akufo-Addo, a 72-year-old former human rights lawyer, promised free high school education and more factories. …

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Young Continent, Old Leaders: The Aging Face of African Governance

All 10 of the world’s nations with the youngest populations are in Africa, according to United Nations statistics, giving the continent a median age of just under 20 years-or, roughly half the estimated median age of the United States, (37.9 years according to CIA estimates). Yet, by latest count, at least eight African leaders have served in office for two …

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President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo To Face Pressure from Impatient Voters

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo needs to act fast to deliver on his campaign promise to create jobs, restore rapid growth, build a dam in every village and a factory in every district if he is to satisfy an electorate eager for change. Voters gave President John Mahama just one four-year term before they wielded the ax, rejecting him in an …

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Ghana Media Projects Win For Opposition Nana Akufo-Addo In Election​​

Nana Akufo-Addo

Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana’s hotly contested presidential election, local media reported Friday, although official results have yet to be released two days after the vote. Supporters of incumbent President John Mahama insisted he had emerged triumphant again, despite acknowledging losses in the parliamentary contest. Joy News television gave Akufo-Addo just under 54 percent of …

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