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Future Africa Insights

Opinions and Analyses You Need To Know

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Through My Eyes: Zambia’s Democratic Elections

Through My Eyes: Zambia’s Democratic Elections

Zambia is currently experiencing what could be one of its biggest defining moments since the re-introduction of political pluralism in 1990. This is because to many Zambians this change of government feels like freedom, hope and an opportunity for them to raise their standards of living after what felt like decades of suffering under the administration of the Patriotic Front led by former president Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

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Bring Back Our Boys – A Call to Action

Bring Back Our Boys – A Call to Action

Nteranya Sanginga and Tetsekela Michelle discuss the case of terrorism in Nigeria and the overwhelming need to effectively address the underlying socio-economic shortcomings that continue to motivate young men to opt into armed banditry and insurgency in Nigeria. How do we bring our boys back?

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Street Protests Are Dangerous, But Are They Effective?

Street Protests Are Dangerous, But Are They Effective?

Faith Abiodun analyses the effectiveness of street protests in a year that has been weighed down by the scourge of Covid-19. The year 2020 has been marked by an endless global stream of protests. How do we ensure that street protests in Africa are effective and safe?

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Yes, President Masisi, Kabila Must Go!

Yes, President Masisi, Kabila Must Go!

Hardly ever, even in the face of extreme crisis, has an African president called out another president, purportedly to maintain respect for sovereignty or to avoid the semblance of hypocrisy. But Botswana’s 18-day old President Mokgweetsi Masisi bucked the trend by calling out Joseph Kabila of DRC.

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Jacob Zuma: A Legacy as Wretched as His Presidency

Jacob Zuma: A Legacy as Wretched as His Presidency

Faith Abiodun makes a case that in the end, he will not be remembered much for any of his policies or his Radical Economic Transformation agenda; it will be the scandals, as numerous as the alphabets in his middle name – Gedleyihlekisa – that will colour Jacob Zuma’s legacy.

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So China is Spying on the African Union? Who is Surprised?

So China is Spying on the African Union? Who is Surprised?

Faith Abiodun argues that until the day comes when we are truly independent of foreign interests, it appears that we will remain nothing more than a pawn in a global game of chess. We need to look inwards and think deeply. Is it time to re-assess Africa’s relationship with China?

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