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Chinese Foreign Minister in Africa

China is speeding up its comprehensive cooperation with Africa and supports the continent’s pursuit of independent development – that’s according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang continued a more than 20-year tradition by making...

Trump & Africa: One year on

Just over a year ago Donald Trump took over the US Presidency, and while he did not have much to say about Africa before his inauguration, his comments since taking office have not done...

AU Summit: Africa’s war on corruption

The African Union has earmarked 2018 as the African year of anti-corruption, with the theme of the recently concluded AU summit – Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. It is...

Talk Africa: U.N. Peacekeepers in Africa

For United Nations peacekeepers, the past five years has been the deadliest period in history. According to a December 2017 report, the U.N. flag no longer offers the natural protection it once did –...

Talk Africa: George Weah’s rise from Footballer to President

As a footballer, George Weah won accolades few could hope for, picking up the Ballon d'Or and seizing African Footballer of the Year awards on multiple occasions. Despite his success on the pitch however, few...

Talk Africa: Africa in 2017

In the wake of 2016, many Africans had high hopes for what 2017 would hold. While news on the continent has been varied, it has definitely been an eventful year marked by electoral drama...

Talk Africa: A Conversation with Graça Machel

Graca Machel is a former Mozambican freedom fighter, international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, and the only woman in the world to be first lady for two separate countries. Following Mozambique’s independence in 1975,...

Talk Africa: China-Africa Investment Forum

A shared quest for development by China & Africa has in recent years seen intensified engagements in the political, social and economic fronts. In 2016 alone for instance, the value of Chinese commerce in Africa...

Talk Africa: United Nations Environment Assembly

"Unless our environment is protected by all, there can be no lasting prosperity "– that was the major message presented by global environmental leaders at the United Nations (U.N.) Environment Assembly hosted in Nairobi...

Talk Africa: Africa Leadership Network

The 21st Century is the African Century; that is the hope of many of the continent's leaders. As an emerging market and in the period leading up to 2015, the continent's GDP grew at an...