My dear, how are you holding up in these trying times? I hope you are faring well as much as one can given the circumstances. And I pray we will ... not be burdened with more than we can bear and that this time will soon come to pass for the both of us.
The capacity to recover quickly from any challenge is often determined by how well we have planned for that challenge. In the world we live in, ... our gender greatly determines our preparedness for the different obstacles life throws at us.
Following an 11-hour flight, the Boeing 747-400 from London Heathrow Airport majestically touched down at the San Francisco International Airport ... California, USA. I was more than happy. As I made my way to immigration, I was visibly excited that finally, I had arrived America, the country flowing with milk and honey, the Promised Land.
While the health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains lower in Africa than in other regions of the world today, the continent is being hit ... very hard by the socio-economic crisis resulting from the spread of the virus. Lockdown measures are affecting people’s welfare, and pushing the most vulnerable further down into the poverty trap.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile river has become a major point of contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia, ... which hopes to double its electricity generation capacity through the project, is intent to start filling of the dam’s reservoir as early as July 2020.
The recent strings of defeat that the Egyptian-backed Libyan National Army (LNA) has suffered at the hands of the Turkish-backed Government of ... the National Accord (GNA) make it highly possible that the LNA will lose the civil war in Libya.
The fact of the matter is African countries will need some form of sizeable fiscal expansion in order to address the most pressing issues emanating ... from the COVID-19 pandemic, which for the time being, has yet to take hold with the same severity as witnessed in other parts of the world.
By the time you read this another monument to colonialism should have come crashing down. There are many candidates dotted across the urban landscapes ... of Europe. Cecil Rhodes in Oxford. King Leopold II in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. Henry Dundas in Edinburgh.