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Most times we get hungry and honestly, who wouldn’t want to interrupt their daily chores for food! I guess we all do that, but how do we program ourselves with our meals and venues – especially with strangers around? It was 4 O’clock in the afternoon, I was in a Matatu (public bus), heading home from work after a tedious day. There was this beautiful woman sitting next to me and of course, I could not resist greeting her….

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The Assertion Of African Political Relevance After Trump’s “S***hole Countries” Remarks.

Following his inglorious “s***hole countries” remarks, all 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations have on Friday anonymously demanded an unconditional apology from the USA President Donald Trump. A rare, strong and clear message to the USA. In an unusual sign of solidarity never seen before amongst African countries, the African ambassadors insisted that Donald Trump must withdraw his remarks, which many – both Africans and non-Africans – consider racist, xenophobic and incredibly un-Presidential to say the least. During…

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Zimbabwe: New Wine in an Old Bottle and Old Wine in a New Bottle

The political metamorphosis in Zimbabwe took place unexpectedly. No single bullet was fired. No loss of life. Zimbabweans who had got used to, and for that matter, lived to accept the 37 years of the former President Robert Mugabe’s near-absolute rule,  woke up to a new political reality. Robert Mugabe had been shown the political backdoor. On the other hand, his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was forced into an exile in South Africa emerged as the new President…

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Angola’s New President Shakes the dos Santos’ Dynasty

If the recent political moves by Angola’s new President, João Lourenço are anything to go by, they clearly show that the new President is, in fact, not a puppet as many had believed. Single-handedly hand-picked by the former President Eduardo dos Santos, after 38 years in near absolute power, however, just five months after taking over the mantle of leadership from former President dos Santos, the actions of President João Lourenço have caused fear amongst the once untouchable Angolans,…

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Consequences of Making a Wrong Diagnosis of African Problems

Still on migration problems. While we all must commend African leaders for taking the initiative – after much pressure from the Western countries, although – to bring back home, stranded African migrants from the slave camps in Libya, the worrisome question still remains. Is that initiative the best decision? Perhaps, it might be the best decision for now; but is it really the solution to the current migration crises, which has clearly led to a modern-day slavery? Many people…

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2018: The Year For Good Governance

As an African, look around you. Reflect on your past. Ask yourself two simple but straightforward questions. Are you satisfied with your life? Did your government fulfill even just two of your ten expectations in the year 2017? Regardless of what your answers to those questions are, all Africans must aspire towards one thing: good governance. Good governance does not come on a platter of gold. You must fight for it. Africans must demand nothing less than good governance…

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The Gist of The Year

The year 2017 is coming to an end. It is not a year without surprises. From the shocking loss and shattering of Hilary Clinton’s political ambition to the unexpected ascension of President Donald Trump to the White House. Back to Africa, the unthinkable happened in Angola and Zimbabwe. Yes, they happened unexpectedly and fast. Without a single bullet fired or life lost. Former President José Eduardo dos Santos finally listened to his health warnings and handed over to his…

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Africa: One Man’s Pain is Another Man’s Gain

Despite some good-hearted Africans out there, the continent still has a bunch of fastidious, sagacious, heartless leaders, who are not only morally bankrupt but would not have any moral distress, capitalizing on the pains of others to achieve their selfish goals. Yes, they would not stop at anything to get rich quickly. Absolutely, even if it means milking on the miseries of the poor or affected ones. What do you expect in a culture, where what matters most is one’s riches…

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South Africa: The Legalisation of Prostitution

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has announced its intention to decriminalize sex work in South Africa. The decision by the ANC to support the removal of criminal penalties for sex workers was revealed at the final day of the ANC conference, where Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the president of the party. The statue of Sex work has been a hot – and sometimes, controversial – topic in the country. Following the increased cases of HIV…

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South Africa: The Presidential President Zuma

In his final speech as party leader at Saturday’s conference opening, the outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma has proved yet again why he is so presidential in his words and actions. While thanking the ANC members for giving him the opportunity to serve, President Jacob Zuma claimed that he never wanted to be President. Of course, one of the presidential features is the ability to use euphemism to present oneself or a situation simple or mild. However, it becomes…

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South Africa: Ramaphosa and the Ghost of Kuzwayo

The attempt to succeed the incumbent South African President Jacob Zuma is creating a lot of scrutiny and controversy. What else do you expect when you are dealing with or close to an incredibly controversial leader like Lord Zuma? To some South Africans, their aspiring ANC leader cum Presidential aspirant, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa is a different political entity. Yes, different from the corrupt-ridden President Jacob Zuma, they would argue. However, to others, Mr. Ramaphosa is just the same old…

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe Dismissed as Leader of Ruling Party, Grace Mugabe Expelled from the Party.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been dismissed as the leader of the ruling ZANU – PF party. Moreover, his powerful and influential wife Grace Mugabe has been expelled from the party altogether. President Mugabe has been given a deadline until Monday to resign as the President of Zimbabwe or face an impeachment. Following the dismissal of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago from his position based on watery allegations, President Robert Mugabe effectively wrote his…

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