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Africa is not a Country. It is a Continent

“If all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes,...

Can Africa Outdo Its Election Riggers?

Can the political opposition win elections even when the incumbent government is determined to remain in power at all costs? This is...

Africa’s Growing Security Crisis And The AU

The African Union's peace and security missions are in dire need of thorough scrutiny as the continent faces an increasing number of...

The Day The UN General Assembly Abandoned Its New York City Home…

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19, 2022 (IPS) - When the United Nations decided to locate its 39-storeyed Secretariat in New York City, the United...

Britain’s Shameful Role In The Nigerian Civil War 

It is a good thing to be proud of one’s country, and I am – most of the time. But it would...

Queen Elizabeth: The Transition From Empire To Commonwealth

On her 21st birthday, 21 April 1947, when Britain’s Princess Elizabeth was accompanying her parents and her sister on a tour of...

How France Stifles Africa’s Development

Most sub-Saharan African French colonies gained formal independence in the 1960s. But their economies have progressed little, leaving most people in poverty...

Why Electoral Malpractices Are The Leading Form of Governance In Africa

Once again, Kenya finds itself at a crossroads. The current events in Kenya illustrate how and why electoral malpractices and not democracy...

AU Has A Responsibility To Help Protect Tunisia’s Democracy

On July 25, exactly one year after Tunisia’s maverick President Kais Saied sacked the prime minister, dissolved the parliament, suspended the much-celebrated...

Migrant Bodies: Is Europe Just as Racist as America?

On July 29, a white Italian man beat to death Alika Ogorchukwu, a disabled Nigerian street vendor from Civitanova Marche in Italy, as...