Nteranya Arnold Sanginga argues that some leaders in the past have taken advantage of their roles for personal gains in many African nations. Why is it that some African leaders have been inclined towards pseudo-service and how do we stop them going forward? Are youth leaders the answer?
We enable young Africans to immerse themselves in extensive study of Africa’s people’s, politics and economies, as well as the various challenges and opportunities for advancement on the continent.
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.
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?
Nteranya Arnold Sanginga asks the big question. Some countries in Africa have witnessed attempted coups some of which have failed miserably while others have succeeded and changed the entire trajectory of nations. Is it the case that coups are the final solution for life presidents?
Faith Abiodun discusses Uganda’s Age Limit Bill that sent Parliamentary Legislators brawling in one of the nations most important buildings–the parliament. What is important, however, is the fact that the results of that chaos gave the President the opportunity to rule for life.
Faith Abiodun explores the importance of George Weah in his role as President of the Republic. His election, despite his inexperience, proves a few key aspects about leaders and elections: credentials matter, politics is still a dirty game and citizens still vote with their hearts.
Nteranya Arnold Sanginga discusses the case of slavery in Libya. It has been the focus of attention after the recent exposure of the massive slave trade of predominantly black African men. These men were being sold for roughly $400 and experienced severe maltreatment.
Faith Abiodun argues that educated, empowered citizens who have the luxury of choosing their level of political involvement are the albatross of our continent. He asserts that no single individual will change the fortunes of a country; it takes the power of a collective to destroy or build a nation.
When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari announced through his spokesman in June 2016 that he would be undertaking a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to treat an ear infection, the uproar was unbelievable. He was widely derided by many who accused him of perpetuating the same medical...
The dust has now settled on the thousand hills of Rwanda, and the next seven (or seventeen?) years have been decided: Paul Kagame remains president. That was never really in doubt, anyway. He had declared at a political rally on July 14th that the elections were a forgone conclusion, and he was...
July 24, 2017 By Faith Abiodun (Nigeria) According to all global development indices, things are certainly looking up for Ethiopia. The country was announced in June 2017 by the World Economic Forum as having the fastest growing economy in the world in 2017; only five years ago in 2012, it was the...
When it was reported on July 7th, 2017 that Ghana had successfully launched its first satellite into orbit, there was wild celebration among the more than 400 watchers present at the All Nations University College, Koforidua, Ghana, where three enterprising students had built the satellite over...