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Why African companies collapse after founders are deceased?

A business can last long if all the necessary modalities and requirements are met. Most businesses in the western world last for many years but this is not the case for Africa as it has become a normal phenomenon that firms or companies crumble a few years after their founders are deceased. It is evident that African businesses or brands that have survived beyond the death of their founders had partners from other continents.
20 April 2019

Military coup in Sudan: will Russia maintain her presence in the country?

Apart from being the largest country in the eastern part of Africa, Sudan is also a significant and strategic region for the entire continent due to her natural resources and access to the Red Sea. The latest events in Sudan arouse the interest of many states, both in terms of investments that have already made, and their continued presence in the country, as well as in terms of political stability throughout the region. However, it is early to draw any conclusions, especially on relations between Russia and Sudan.
19 April 2019

Supermarket shelves still under colonization in Africa

The idea of supermarkets is still new to many Africans alongside other services such as Shopping malls, E-Banking, E-Learning, E-Commerce and many more. Many African cultures before colonization practiced a more primitive market system of “trade by batter” with no currency but after colonization, the idea of retail stores, markets and hawking was introduced to Africans with currencies. Recently, super markets and shopping malls have been established in many major towns/cities making it possible for people to have access to a wide variety of products at “affordable” prices. The most popular foreign supermarkets found in most African countries are Super U, Carrefour Market, Casino, Spar and Uchumi.
18 April 2019

African countries today that bottomed out and are rising from their ashes

Africa has been a source of attention to the whole world for many years now due to political instability thus earning the names; “the Black Continent”, “the Land of Ham (black skin)”, “the Mother of Mankind”, “the Garden of Eden of Eden”. Most conflicts in Africa aggravated just after the colonial era; ranging from disputes over boundaries, leadership, religion, race and culture. Most African countries that gained independence from 1950s to 1970s experienced some unrest immediately after; such as Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo and many more. Others experienced Coup D’états so as to initiate leadership changes, transition from other political systems to democracy and fight against stereo-inclined governance.
17 April 2019

Arranged marriages fade out in Africa

Parents choosing and arranging spouses for their children is an age long practice in some, if not, most part of the continent. Parents had total control over the choice of the spouse of their children and could either reject or accept a suitor if he or she does not meet their convictions. Most parents identified and arranged a spouse who is either believed to be from a respectable and wealthy family or whose family background is verified and approved. In recent times a lot has changed and the paradigm is shifting more towards children making the choices for themselves.
16 April 2019

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Is Africa ready for a single passport?

The issue of a single Passport for Africa has been on the negotiation table of African leaders for a while, but its realization still remains problematic. In 2016, African leaders in Rwanda launched the single African Passport. While handing the passports to then AU Chair and Chadian President Idris Deby Itno and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, then AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said the innovation was a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous and integrated Africa, driven by its own citizens’’
26 March 2019

Can you get out of prostitution and still start a home?

Prostitution as a survival strategy is one of the means used by young women in street situations. Canadian studies on the subject estimate between 12% and 32% the number of young women living on the street engaged in prostitution. These young women do it either by themselves or by relatives: relatives, friends, and even partners in love (Damant et al., 2006). These as emphasized by Messervier, 1999 may also have an important role in the process of exit from prostitution.
9 January 2019

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Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

At least 690 prisoners were executed in 20 countries in 2018, marking a 31 percent fall from at least 993 the previous year, according to Amnesty International that reported the fewest deaths by capital punishment in at least a decade. A total of 2,531 death sentences were also imposed in 54 countries last year, decreasing from 2,591 recorded worldwide in 2017 according to a report published on Wednesday by the UK-based rights group that hailed the significant decline in global executions.

As in previous years, China, where figures believed to be in the thousands are classified as a state secret, remained the most prolific executor, Amnesty said, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Iraq. Together, the five countries accounted for 78 percent of total reported executions.

"It's very encouraging that known executions were the lowest at the end of 2018, but it is challenging to define clear reasons for the decreases and whether these reductions will be sustained in the coming years," Oluwatosin Popoola, Amnesty International adviser on the death penalty, told Al Jazeera.
10 April 2019

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Report of the international observation mission of the presidential elections in DR Congo of December 30th, 2018.

The presidential election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on 30 December 2018 and at the same time as the parliamentary elections and the elections of the deputies of the representative bodies of the provinces. The vote took 11 hours from 6.00 to 17.00. However, most polling stations continued to work after 5: 00 p.m. because of the large number of electors who came to vote. However, most polling stations continued to work after 17:00 because of the large number of electors who came to vote.
11 January 2019

2018 elections in the DRC: AFRIC observes the first democratic transition

The democratic Republic of Congo has just crisscrossed a very critical stage in its history; a democratic election which has been expected since 2016 when Joseph Kabila’s second term came to an end. The three times postponed election had left many pondering over the fate of the country, as fear was rife that the already violence hit nation may plunge into a civil war if the results are not favorable to the masses.
11 January 2019

Presidential elections-2018 in Madagascar: a diary of monitoring mission

I was fortunate to take part along with AFRIC in the election monitoring mission in Madagascar, which took place on 7th of November.
36 international observers from all over the world represented AFRIC election monitoring mission at this milestone in Madagascar. Why was it a milestone?
After the political and economic crisis of 2001 and 2009, the Malagasy state counterpoised some stability and economic growth. Reports from IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank show that the current economic situation is quite favorable. That's why the choice of the Malagasy people is more important now than ever.
12 November 2018

Presidential election in MADAGASCAR : AFRIC observers in the field

Presidential election in Madagascar will take place in a few hours. A crucial vote for the future of the country which went through this year by a political crisis. To accompany the Big Island during this election, the association AFRIC (Association for free research and international cooperation) has deployed a team of observers composed of about thirty members from various countries, including Mozambique, Russia, Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Gabon, France, Germany, Portugal, Mongolia, South Africa and Senegal.
6 November 2018