The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
Although Niger's quest for entrenching democracy is a good development, poverty and insecurity are obstacles.
The continued entrapment of African countries in the global circuit of capital and its proclivity to large scale accumulation imperils the ability of many to cope with the pandemic.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
Nigeria's pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
The loss of livelihoods flowing from the efforts to combat the pandemic highlights the dearth of social protection measures on the continent.
The Dos Santos family and their supporters claim they are the objects of political persecution.
At the Sochi summit, African states embraced Russia's newly established relations.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
The aviation ambitions of several African countries are linked to Chinese investment.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
Africa's new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.