Africa

Regional military intervention in Mozambique is a bad idea. Here’s why

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has called an extraordinary summit of the leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) this week. He wants them to deliberate on plans announced in early May to send 3,000 troops to help the beleaguered Mozambican government address the ongoing insurgency in Cabo Delgado province. ...

By Gilbert M. Khadiagala 17 days ago

Happy Africa Day

On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) the precursor to the African Union (AU). This year’s Africa Month is celebrated under the theme “The year of Arts, Culture and Heritage: in the year of Charlotte Maxeke”. Africa Day is intended to celebrate the formation of the Organi...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 20 days ago

Ethiopia’s blockchain deal is a watershed moment – for the technology, and for Africa

At the launch of bitcoin in 2009 the size of the potential of the underlying technology, the blockchain, was not fully appreciated. What has not been fully exploited is the unique features of blockchain technology that can improve the lives of people and businesses. These include the fact that it is an open source software. This mak...

By Iwa Salami 23 days ago

Conflict kills education: Rwandan experiences show how lost years can be recovered.

Humanitarian situations, especially protracted violent conflicts, are a serious barrier to accessing education. This is why, for 30 years, aid practitioners have been advocating for “Education in Emergencies”. The idea is to try to ensure “the right to education in emergencies and post-conflict reconstruction”. But violent conflicts...

By Miho Taka 27 days ago

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