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Africa must stop plunder of its resources
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Africa must stop plunder of its resources

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

In his ground-breaking book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Walter Rodney argues how the countries of Europe exploited Africa for their own development. He argues that colonialism brought…

The looting of Africa continues …as US$203bn was siphoned out in 2015
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The looting of Africa continues …as US$203bn was siphoned out in 2015

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Rich nations continues to plunder Africa of its resources through unethical means including tax dodging, profit repatriation and debt repayments, according to…

Africa and the myth of the philosopher kings
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Africa and the myth of the philosopher kings

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni In terms of traditions of thought and leadership paradigms, Africa has been led by warriors, philosophers and the poets. The leading African political…

Microsoft invests in Africa as part of its global empowerment drive
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Microsoft invests in Africa as part of its global empowerment drive

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN – Microsoft, last week, revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa.   …

Chinese University research heralds affordable treatment for malaria in Africa
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Chinese University research heralds affordable treatment for malaria in Africa

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni Guangzhou – A researcher at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine says the fast elimination of malaria by source eradication (FEMSE) is cheap and…

Sealing the lid on ICC
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Sealing the lid on ICC

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Tiri Masawi Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week sealed the lid on the thorny issue of dumping the International Criminal court (ICC) opting  to…

Intensify fight against malaria
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Intensify fight against malaria

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

WHILE the world over, all attention seem to be given to HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, malaria remains the biggest killer disease in Africa, killing more than a million…

Africa short of 6m engineers, scientists
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Africa short of 6m engineers, scientists

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Lloyd Gumbo HARARE – The African continent is short of more than four million engineers and about 1, 6 million agricultural scientists and researchers, something that…

Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje
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Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni AFRICA is going through a political and intellectual season of renewed energy and spirit of decolonialisation and liberation. This energy was dramatised on…

Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security
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Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN - Africa’s food security continues to be under threat if experts’ findings prove to be accurate. Experts have identified water scarcity, severe…

African Challenges to African Development
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African Challenges to African Development

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Ehiedu Iweriebor NEW YORK - The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for…

Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI
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Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa AFRICA needs more investments that ensure effective competitive policies, said Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs at the African Union (AU) in Dakar,…

Towards a regional Uni-visa
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Towards a regional Uni-visa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Kizito Sikuka IMAGINE if all tourists to southern Africa were encouraged to visit more than one country in the region. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) would…

Africa needs more contract farming schemes to reduce food import bill
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Africa needs more contract farming schemes to reduce food import bill

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke AFRICA has been gradually turning into a net importer of food, as countries have continuously failed to produce enough to cover their consumption needs.…

Africa must look within
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Africa must look within

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

Port Louis– Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday said reliance by some African countries on former colonial masters threatened the success of the continental development agenda. Speaking…

Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism
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Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni On 21 March 2017 South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day and remembers the sacrifices of the African multitudes that suffered and died fighting…

Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa
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Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Africa launches the 2017 Economic Report on Africa in Dakar, Senegal, this week, with the continent looking back on a challenging 2016…

Refugees Who Became Presidents
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Refugees Who Became Presidents

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

These men were once refugees but went on to become Presidents of Namibia, Ghana and South Africa. Their contributions to the independence of their countries and to…

Africa: Call for a Return to the Base
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Africa: Call for a Return to the Base

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

> Mkhosana Bingweni & William Ntabazimbili The recent tour of South African universities by Ngugi wa Thiongo, during which he delivered punchy lectures on African languages, has…

Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth
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Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

AFRICA's cities are growing in population – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – so have a critical role to play in their…