Six months after Mali began its political transition period, the former minister of territorial administration and local communities Ousmane ... Sy discusses why the country needs to radically change its form of governance if it hopes to dig itself out of crisis. At the top of his agenda? Passing institutional reforms, initiating an overhaul of the Constitution and doing a good job of running elections.
Returnees who moved back to their native states in southern Nigeria -- including Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, Ondo and Bayela -- have largely been ... left to their own devices, as political maneuverings stall almost every opportunity to resettle and reintegrate the returnees.
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For more than a century, historians have supported the idea of a 'Bantu Expansion' that, starting in West Africa several millennia ago, spread ... across the southern half of the continent. But new research from an international team casts doubt on this version of events.
On 11 April, Chadians voted in the first round of the country’s presidential election. Idriss Déby Itno is the overwhelming favourite, but ... the election is not without its challenges, as his supporters admitted that the question of his succession is of increasing importance.
Supported by strong partnerships, Djibouti is substantially increasing its share of renewable energy within its electricity production. Its stated ... ambition - to become the first country in Africa to be entirely reliant on green energy - has been mocked. But this skepticism is not entirely unfounded.
In “Bob Marley and the Dictator's Daughter”, French journalist Anne-Sophie Jahn looks back at the passionate love affair between reggae star ... Bob Marley and Pascaline Bongo, the daughter of Gabon's former president Omar Bongo. This relationship helped the singer to strengthen his African roots.