Category: Africa

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Are we witnessing a ‘fresh hotfoot for Africa’?

The world’s most powerful nations are once again competing for the control of the abundant natural resources of the African continent. Some analysts describe this phenomenon as a “new scramble for Africa” in reference to the first “scramble for Africa”, which took place between 1881 and 1914 and resulted in powerful European nations dividing, occupying and colonising…

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South Africa: ANC to assume on destiny of Jacob Zuma

The highest decision-making body of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, is set to meet to decide on the fate of President Jacob Zuma on Monday. In the meeting dubbed D-Day by local media, Zuma is expected to finally resign after weeks of pressure to do so.  On Sunday, Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of…

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The EU’s migration hypocrisy in Africa

On a hot November evening last year, I found myself in the middle of a bizarre, otherworldly scene in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan. On a small stage set up at a local stadium, Ivorian football star Didier Drogba was urging hundreds of local youth to chant, “I promise I won’t migrate! I…

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Why some African People are transferring to Africa

Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African-Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom…