Xenophobia: We Are The Individualists – Martin van Staden

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The following was written by Pretoria-based ASFL Local Coordinator Martin van Staden The last few weeks have seen the second significant wave of xenophobic attacks by citizens on foreign nationals, some legally and some illegally, living in South Africa. Xenophobia has been an issue in South African society before and after our democratization in 1994, […]

The Future of e-Commerce in Africa – Chofor Che

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On the 24th of May to the 5th of June 2015, Tunisia will be hosting a conference on the importance of the Internet, especially in doing business in Africa. It happens that Africa especially states in the Central African region have not adequately taken advantage of opportunities offered to them by the Internet especially in […]

The African Union’s illusory quest for financial independence – Asanji Burnley and Chofor Che

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In an op-ed by Gulfnews.com dated the 1 of February 2015, African leaders teamed up in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia in a bid to seek for solutions for an independent African Union (AU). After a two-day summit which took place at the AU’s headquarters ironically built by the Chinese, African leaders proposed new […]

When a State Devours its Children

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I have followed the otherwise diabolical incident at Langa’ta primary school, where the Kenyan state instead of providing security for its children, reneged on that important part of the social contract and turned predator, devoured its children without mercy. That reminded me of Grace Ogot’s Tekayo, and the grandfather who ate his grandchildren. The police […]