Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families' small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream – sometimes fulfilled, often not – is to find a more rewarding and stimulating life in the continent´s rapidly growing cities. Few return, but even fewer ever completely sever their ties.
- Thursday, 26 May 2016 11:08
- Former President of Nigeria - H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo
- Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:44
- Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie
In the last year, Africa has been through enormous challenges on economic, social and political levels. The softening of commodity prices, sluggish growth in some of the continent's biggest markets, political upheaval and slight weakening of investor sentiment have all caused some to call into question the 'Africa Rising' narrative of recent times.
- Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:29
- George Turner and an anonymous Liberian journalist
As world leaders consider what to do about the revelations emerging from the Panama Papers, Liberia's government will be worrying about the fall-out that may cross the Atlantic Ocean from the affair.
- Friday, 26 February 2016 17:40
- Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta
Echoes of Ghana's past glory and shame bubbles to the surface as the murder of a prominent Ghanaian politician triggers painful memories of the death of his namesake J.B. Danquah almost exactly 51 years earlier, while another Nkrumah seeks to lead the proud West African nation. Amid the soulful reflection, a travelling Nigerian 'man of God' failed to remind his congregation that cleanliness is next to godliness.
- Friday, 05 February 2016 18:30
- Konye Obaji Ori
In accordance with the wish of the Igbo people, Odumegwu Ojukwu declared an independent state in 1967. Many lives were lost in one of the bloodiest wars in the region. Fast-forward to 2015 and Nnamdi Kanu is leading the charge for an independent Biafra nation for the Igbos in a much-changed national environment.