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2018: The Year For Good Governance

As an African, look around you. Reflect on your past. Ask yourself two simple but straightforward questions. Are you satisfied with your life? Did your government fulfill even just two of your ten expectations in the year 2017? Regardless of what your answers to those questions are, all Africans must aspire towards one thing: good governance. Good governance does not come on a platter of gold. You must fight for it. Africans must demand nothing less than good governance…

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The Gist of The Year

The year 2017 is coming to an end. It is not a year without surprises. From the shocking loss and shattering of Hilary Clinton’s political ambition to the unexpected ascension of President Donald Trump to the White House. Back to Africa, the unthinkable happened in Angola and Zimbabwe. Yes, they happened unexpectedly and fast. Without a single bullet fired or life lost. Former President José Eduardo dos Santos finally listened to his health warnings and handed over to his…

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Africa: One Man’s Pain is Another Man’s Gain

Despite some good-hearted Africans out there, the continent still has a bunch of fastidious, sagacious, heartless leaders, who are not only morally bankrupt but would not have any moral distress, capitalizing on the pains of others to achieve their selfish goals. Yes, they would not stop at anything to get rich quickly. Absolutely, even if it means milking on the miseries of the poor or affected ones. What do you expect in a culture, where what matters most is one’s riches…

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South Africa: The Legalisation of Prostitution

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has announced its intention to decriminalize sex work in South Africa. The decision by the ANC to support the removal of criminal penalties for sex workers was revealed at the final day of the ANC conference, where Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the president of the party. The statue of Sex work has been a hot – and sometimes, controversial – topic in the country. Following the increased cases of HIV…

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South Africa: The Presidential President Zuma

In his final speech as party leader at Saturday’s conference opening, the outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma has proved yet again why he is so presidential in his words and actions. While thanking the ANC members for giving him the opportunity to serve, President Jacob Zuma claimed that he never wanted to be President. Of course, one of the presidential features is the ability to use euphemism to present oneself or a situation simple or mild. However, it becomes…

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South Africa: Ramaphosa and the Ghost of Kuzwayo

The attempt to succeed the incumbent South African President Jacob Zuma is creating a lot of scrutiny and controversy. What else do you expect when you are dealing with or close to an incredibly controversial leader like Lord Zuma? To some South Africans, their aspiring ANC leader cum Presidential aspirant, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa is a different political entity. Yes, different from the corrupt-ridden President Jacob Zuma, they would argue. However, to others, Mr. Ramaphosa is just the same old…

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe Dismissed as Leader of Ruling Party, Grace Mugabe Expelled from the Party.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been dismissed as the leader of the ruling ZANU – PF party. Moreover, his powerful and influential wife Grace Mugabe has been expelled from the party altogether. President Mugabe has been given a deadline until Monday to resign as the President of Zimbabwe or face an impeachment. Following the dismissal of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago from his position based on watery allegations, President Robert Mugabe effectively wrote his…

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Zimbabwe: mene mene tekel upharsin

For those who have been following the political metamorphosis in Zimbabwe or reading our articles about that country, no one needed a political soothsayer to predict the military intervention yesterday in Zimbabwe. The Nebuchadnezzar – like warning had been written boldly and clearly in the palace of President Mugabe, but no one seemed to listen or understand the warning. Those who saw or understood the prophetic warning simply ignored it. Perhaps, they never believe it. They fully believed in…

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Zimbabwe: Power Struggle, Dictatorship or Anarchy?

Is the power struggle in Zimbabwe dragging the country into a dictatorship or irredeemable anarchy? This is the question in the minds of many as the power rivalry within the ruling Zanu-PF party and political chess game to succeed President Robert Mugabe head into a dangerous dimension in Zimbabwe. Yesterday, four people have been dragged to court in Zimbabwe for allegedly booing First Lady Grace Mugabe. The accused persons are facing charges of undermining the president’s authority. The four…

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Oscar Pistorius hasn’t shown Remorse, Prosecutors insist

Convicted killer and a former celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius has shown regret but not “true, gut-wrenching” remorse for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutors have said. They are seeking to have the Paralympic gold medallist’s six-year sentence for murder increased. According to Daily Mirror report, the prosecutors are saying the current sentence was “shockingly lenient” and an “injustice.” Pistorius, 30, was jailed in July last year after he was found guilty on appeal of murdering Ms. Steenkamp…

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Aftermath Grace Mugabe SA Assault Scandal: Solidarity Rally or Condemnation?

In a usual sign of solidarity and allegiance to President Family, the Zimbabwean ruling party Zanu-PF party rallied in Harare on Wednesday in support of the First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is facing charges in South Africa after her much publicized physical attacks on 20-year-old South African model Gabriella Engels. The First Lady Grace Mugabe was strongly condemned by human rights groups, both in South Africa and Zimbabwe for the assaults and subsequent immunity the South African government granted…

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More Challenges For Grace Mugabe As Ms. Engels` Lawyers Challenge Her Immunity

As expected, lawyers representing Gabriella Engels, the South African model, who alleged that she was assaulted by Mrs. Grace Mugabe, the First Lady of Zimbabwe, have made an application in court, challenging the decision of the South African government to grant diplomatic immunity on Grace Mugabe. The application was officially filed in the high court in Pretoria by the AfriForum group, on behalf of Ms. Engels. In her submission, AfriForum argues, on behalf of Ms. Engels, that the immunity…

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