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TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s famine

At least 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, and that's not even the half of it. In neighbouring Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia prolonged drought has left more than 11.5...

Talk Africa: Trends of de-globalization and protectionism

“The trends of de-globalization and protectionism are on the rise, but we must remain confident that the difficulties will be overcome” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said as he delivered the government's’ work report at...

Talk Africa: A Solution for Somalia?

It is the beginning of a new era for Somalia, that’s according to the newly elected president Mohamed Adbullahi Farmajo. After three decades of no effective central government, Farmajo’s victory is being interpreted as a...

Talk Africa: America’s change of guard

After a hectic election year, the United States of America has a new president. Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday and is now faced with leading a country that’s been left largely divided...

Talk Africa: Chinese Foreign Minister visits Africa

The cooperation between China and African countries has been transformed and upgraded, that’s according to Wang Yi. The Chinese Foreign Minister recently completed his first trip of the year to 5 African nations, and stressed...

TALK AFRICA: What does 2017 hold for the African continent?

Across the continent, Africans celebrated earlier this week as they welcomed in the New Year. 2016 saw a mixed bag for Africa’s political and economic outcomes, and so 2017 is expected to be a make...

Talk Africa: A Conversation with Patrice Talon

When compared with its eastern neighbor and African power house Nigeria, the West African nation of Benin is often overlooked because of it's size. Heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture and cotton production, Benin has for...

Talk Africa: Africa ICC exit

After African heads of state failed to elect a new head of the African Union Commission in July, the race finally seems to be heating up. South Africa’s Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down...

Talk Africa: Africa’s French connection

After establishing trading posts along the coast of Senegal in 1624, by 1961 14 African countries were under French rule. But more than 50 years after granting its former colonial empire independence, Paris still...

Talk Africa: What can be done to mitigate the effects of El Nino...

Since late last year, Southern and Eastern Africa have been gripped by the worst drought to hit the region in decades. From South Africa to as far north as the Sahel, crops are failing,...