Rwanda through an ideological looking glass

Source – – “…The 300-page report is premised on the unsubstantiated claim their was a high level plan by the Hutu government to kill all Tutsi. It ignores the overwhelming evidence (and logic) pointing to Paul Kagame’s RPF as the culprit in shooting down the presidential plane, which sparked the genocidal killings” Statistics, damn […]

via THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: Statistics, damn lies and the truth about Rwanda genocide – By Yves Engler — RIELPOLITIK

The competition for your mind

When the Egyptian Mohammed Salah won the 2017 African Footballer of the Year, the internet went into an uproar. Why? Some Africans did not think Salah was ‘African’ enough to have earned the title. This is certainly not the first time, and probably won’t be the last, that a North African’s “Africanness” was questioned. In July 2015, The Guardian reported that […]

via Are North Africans really Africans? — AIWA!

Pan-Africanism is a lofty goal

There are ideas that will not die regardless of the passage of time; their power and reach is of such magnitude. One of those ideas is Pan-Africanism. The idea, history and cause of Pan-Africanism is marked, celebrated, and reaffirmed each year on African Liberation Day, which in 2018 falls on Friday 25 May. On this day African communities, […]

via Pan-Africanism: More Than an Idea the Key to Africa’s Liberation — Astute News

Enhancing Africas’ future

44 African nations signed the Continental Free Trade Agreement last week in Rwanda. The treaty must now be ratified at the national level by either 15 or 22 of its members, a number which is still being decided upon, in order to enter into effect, which the African Union expects to be officially promulgated within […]

via The AU’s Following the EU, and It’s About to Repeat the Same Mistakes — Astute News

Economics with Chinese characters

Africa is definitely rising on all fronts and investors who are looking for new business opportunities are all eyes on the continent. The rewards seem endless especially for savvy investor trying to get in there first. And one does not need a crystal ball to ascertain that Nigeria is one of the fastest growing investment […]

via UBA paving the way for Chinese investments into Africa — Halif’s blog

Obtaining a seat at the table

Author: Danny Bradlow SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations, University of Pretoria Disclosure statement: Danny Bradlow’s SARCHI Chair is funded by the National Research Foundation. Partners: University of Pretoria University of Pretoria provides funding as a partner of The Conversation AFRICA. South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has been selected as the […]

via Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF —

The African Intellectual perspective

African history has gone through many incarnations as an academic discipline. Glen Ncube Lecturer: History; Humanities, University of Pretoria Disclosure statement Glen Ncube does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment […]

via African history is a discipline on the rise – and one that raises many questions —