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Can Imported Religious Beliefs Save Africa?

In the battle for the complete decolonization of the African continent, in addition to political and economic liberation, Pan-Africanists often forget one of the most obvious when one realizes that the black man has lost most of his cultural personality in the face of imported religious beliefs. Islam and Christianity, which were imposed on us by the colonizers, have progressively blended into our traditional religious practices to the point where they have become embedded in the ancestral culture of the continent. The Senegalese Cheick Anta Diop, had sounded the alarm against imported rites and beliefs when he noted that in the face of the danger of ignorance, Christianity and Islam are the two most massive weapons of mass destruction. Silences that divide weaken and destroy Africa.
22 July 2019

Women are a major factor in peace negotiations

In a continent like Africa and in many Arab countries, women have highly been relegated and confined to the house with domestic chores. The story is gradually changing as women are becoming more and more emancipated and their role is becoming pronounced in the world’s activities. The birth of women advocates in Africa and the global world is gradually defeating the huge inequality gap between men and women. More and more women are joining the world’s governing bodies, politics, among others. However, there is still one very crucial aspect of peacekeeping and peace negotiation, where women’s role and capability are still undermined.
22 July 2019

Conflicts in Africa: Is the West the problem or the solution?

Several parts of Africa have undergone major conflicts which in most cases has threatened their peace and stability. The hot bed of these conflict are found in the Central African Republic, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Darfur. Statistics reveal that over half of African countries were affected by conflicts by January 2000 and more than half of worldwide conflict incidents were witnessed in Africa in 2014. This increase in conflict has often called for intervention from the western world, however, the bone of contention is whether their intervention helped solve the problems which led to the crisis or rather fueled the impasse.
21 July 2019

How poor governance and leadership provoke radicalization in Africa

In present Day Africa, so many terminologies including extremism, terrorism, and radicalization among others have remained the very frequently used words on the continent. This is partly because, these vices have gained grounds on the continent in recent times. Many theories and schools of thoughts have been advocated as to why a continent that is richly blessed in both natural and human resources can be this susceptible and a breeding hub to the above mentioned vices.
20 July 2019

African entrepreneurs changing trash to cash

The question of climate change, environmental protection and waste management tops the agenda of many international conferences around the world today. This shows how important proper waste management is, and how much it affects every living thing on the planet. Many government, organisations and even individuals are trying to clear off and properly dispose of some of the waste that has become a major problem for the world today. The most recent example is the #trashtag challenge which swept over the social media and motivated individuals to clear up waste dumps in their neighbourhoods.
19 July 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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Africa Oil Week turns up heat on deal-making with new features for 2019

For over twenty-five years, Africa Oil Week has acted as a central hub for decision-makers in the African oil and gas sector, bringing together delegates from Marrakesh and Maputo to Lagos and Lusaka in Cape Town each November. Following consultation with two expert advisory boards, and countless interviews with the industry, this year organisers have crafted a programme that puts deal-making front and centre of the agenda for the 1500+ delegates.
17 July 2019

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2019 South African general election: IEC commends the role of AFRIC as an observer

Africa is on the move, political leaders are at the verge of instilling principles of democracy on the continent. Conducting transparent, free and fair elections already defines a new era of democracy in Africa. The year 2019 has been coined as the ‘’year of Elections in Africa’’ as many nations have headed to the polls while others are yet to choose their political leaders through the ballot boxes.
12 May 2019

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