Opinion

Culture wars dividing the West

One of the major world events during the Covid-19 pandemic was the eight minutes in which Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck. A harrowing eight minutes that was blasted across social media and crept into conversations…

Lockdown is real killer in Africa

At the last count, Covid-19 had infected 35 million people worldwide, leaving more than a million dead. Not since the Spanish flu of the early 20th century has the world witnessed such a rapid death toll from a viral disease.…

Nigeria stands on a cliff edge

Akin Sawyerr argues that Nigerian leaders need to make a u-turn to save the country from catastrophe The highly anticipated 2019 Nigerian elections are all but over. There were winners at the ballot box, winners at the tribunal, and 'winners'…

Gaining from the brain drain

Moffat Ekoriko sets out a pathway for  Africa to gain from the brain drain Nigeria’s labour minister Chris Ngige recently committed the faux pas of the year. He said Nigerian doctors who want to migrate abroad can do so since…

Africans are seeking good governance

In August last year when Angola’s Eduardo dos Santos handed over power to a protégé, very few analysts suspected that it was the onset of the Southern Africa Spring. For one, the process lacked the socio political upheaval of the…

The (bad) American dream

Funkekeme Solomon worries about the direction of the world under the US presidency of Donald Trump
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