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As elephant trophy hunting in Zimbabwe resumes after a one-year-long pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the debate around wildlife conservation in Africa has also resumed.
Trophy hunting, which is best described as killing animals for pleasure with the goal …Continue reading
On January 1, the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect. Aside from the economic benefits that the arrangement will bring to the continent, Africa’s newfound support for free trade and liberalization marks a clear rejection of…
Currently, Africa is home to between 40 and 70 percent of the world’s poorest, depending on which modeling platform you are looking at. What does this mean? It means that everyone else is eliminating extreme poverty except Africa.
In other …Continue reading
While much has been written about the advent of the black middle class (however difficult it may be to define) since 1994, not much attention has been paid to how South Africa’s vulnerable middle class or working class may have …Continue reading
After President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria lost his re-election bid in 2015, the world held her breath. An incumbent had never lost an election before then. Chaos was prophesied; doom was promised. But President Goodluck upon learning of his …Continue reading
Africa’s quest to foster pan-Africanism and integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could be futile unless deliberate steps are made to guarantee peace and security on the continent.
Africa is largely fragmented ethnically and is home to…