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Talk Africa: Nigeria’s President Buhari in China

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has just concluded his first state visit to China- an important trip for Africa's largest economy, currently reeling from an economic slump. During his visit, Buhari negotiated various bi-lateral deals, including...

Talk Africa: Africa commodities trade

Could this mark the end of the good times? Africa rode the global demand for commodities at the turn of this century to create some of the fastest economic growth figures in the world. 6...

Paul Kagame: Is he Africa’s most visionary leader?

Tony Blair called him “a visionary leader” and according to Bill Clinton he’s “one of the greatest leaders of our time”: Paul Kagame has helped steer Rwanda out of the shadow of genocide to...

Talk Africa: Africa in 2015

2015 has been one of the most eventful years in world history; from successful elections appointing brave new leaders, to rumped up efforts to combat terrorism. The end of history's worst Ebola outbreak, and a...

TALK AFRICA: Change of guard at SADC

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe handed over the chairmanship of the 15-member Southern African Development Community to Botswana’s Ian Khama last week at the 35th summit of heads of state and government in Gaborone. As SADC...

Talk Africa: Burundi Presidential Problems

After weeks of protest against Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for another term as president, military officials took advantage of his absence this week and attempted a military coup. Reports indicate that Nkurunziza is now back...

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: Is C.A.R Ready for Elections?

Official polls in the Central African Republic are set for October, but many citizens say this is over- ambitious for a country that’s been wrought by ethnic and sectarian violence. The nation has seen...

Talk Africa: Industrializing Africa

Of all global manufacturing output, only 1.5 percent comes from Africa. And when it comes to ease of doing business, most African nations still find themselves on the bottom of the rankings. But with...

Talk Africa: After Garissa Attack

As the country is once again forced to band together in mourning, Kenyans have again raised their concerns over how security threats are being dealt with. Can Al Shabaab be contained, and what will...