Africa:Nevermind the Royal Wedding, Just Bring Back Our Stuff! #TiredofWaiting

Africa:Nevermind the Royal Wedding, Just Bring Back Our Stuff! #TiredofWaiting

Blog By Melissa Britz and Michael Tantoh We all know the West looted the African continent. If it wasn’t people who were abducted and made to be slaves, it was cultural artifacts and treasures that were carted off to be...
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Africa:Presidential Term Limits – Slippery Slope Back to Authoritarianism in Africa

Africa:Presidential Term Limits – Slippery Slope Back to Authoritarianism in Africa

Photo: AfricaPlus/African Leadership Some African leaders with 20 years in power, from top left to bottom right: Omar al-Bashir, Sudan; Idress Deby Itno, Chad; Yoweri Museveni, Uganda; King Mswati III, Swaziland; Denis Sassou Nguesso, Republic of the Congo; Pa...
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Burundi’s Leader Aims to Extend His Term. His African Peers Take Notes.

Burundi’s Leader Aims to Extend His Term. His African Peers Take Notes.

“I think people have said, ‘If Burundi can get away with this, so can we,’” Ms. Bouka said. The lesson, she added, is clear: “If you can control the narrative — the diplomatic one, not the human rights one —...
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Africa:The Fading Use of Indigenous Languages in African Households

Africa:The Fading Use of Indigenous Languages in African Households

opinionBy Socrates Mbamalu The use of indigenous languages in African households is slowly fading with parents embracing foreign languages. Speaking at the 7th Annual International Igbo Conference Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revealed that she only speaks to her d...
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Africa:Africa Struggling to Tackle Illicit Capital Flows

Africa:Africa Struggling to Tackle Illicit Capital Flows

By Christabel Ligami Lack of cooperation and information exchange between countries is limiting Africa’s efforts to prevent illicit financial flows, experts have said. Ministers at the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (Uneca) Conference of Finan...
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Africa:Which Climate-Smart Technologies Will Pay Off for African Farmers?

Africa:Which Climate-Smart Technologies Will Pay Off for African Farmers?

analysis By Caroline Mwongera When Ugandan farmer Eveline Aryemo first tried the NABE 15 improved bean variety, she did not know that this seed contained superior abilities to not only tolerate drought conditions and diseases common in her farm but...
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Africa:Whatever Should I Wear to Prince Harry and Meghan’s Wedding?!

Africa:Whatever Should I Wear to Prince Harry and Meghan’s Wedding?!

Blog By Esther Rose The outfit should have been months in the planning for May 19. This must be true of so many who were lucky enough to receive a gilded invitation to the event of the year. And the...
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Africa:Adultery in Africa – How Courts View the ‘Other Woman’

Africa:Adultery in Africa – How Courts View the ‘Other Woman’

columnBy Carmel Rickard The hapless woman at the heart of the dispute, Precious Kgaje, asked the High Court, Francistown, for a damages order against Oreneile Mhotsha, saying the other woman had been having an affair with her husband. In her...
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Africa:Africa’s Free Trade Agreement Hinges On Commitment and Implementation

Africa:Africa’s Free Trade Agreement Hinges On Commitment and Implementation

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi Forty-four African countries recently signed a framework protocol for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), inching the continent closer to becoming one of the world’s largest free trade areas. In Kigali, Rwanda, where ...
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Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

Advertisement May 14, 2018 ImageResearchers say that the skull of Homo naledi, a hominin that lived 236,000 to 335,000 years ago, contained a brain the size of an orange that had a similar shape and structure with that of modern...
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