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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,...

Talk Africa: BRICS and Africa

"Innovation in our collaborative efforts is key" – that was one of the major themes to come out of the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa, India. The emerging-market bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

Talk Africa: Africa’s high speed rail networks

Africa’s dream to connect all its major cities with an integrated High-speed railway network has taken a critical step forward. Last week, a five-year action plan was signed between the African Union Commission & China....

Talk Africa: African Women Leaders

From Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Malawi’s Joyce Banda and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the Africa Union – many African women have defied rhetoric and achieved what was once unimaginable: influential leadership roles. But while Africa...

Talk Africa: Africa and the G20

The 11th Summit of the G20 nations will be held in the city of Hangzhou, China. But as representatives of the world’s major economies meet, economic growth continues to slow, increasing emerging markets grapple with...

Talk Africa: Transforming Gambia

It may be the smallest country on the African continent, but the Gambia is endowed with arable land, coastal and wetland habitats, as well as animal species of global significance. And now, President Yahya...

Talk Africa: Agricultural transformation in Africa

As countries across Sub-Saharan Africa grapple with the challenges of sustaining high levels of economic growth, plunging commodity prices, and the effects of climate change, revitalising agriculture must become a priority on the continent....

Talk Africa: South Sudan, back on the brink

Poised on the brink of an abyss. South Sudan descended into chaos earlier this month as the peace deal signed less than a year ago collapsed. After fighting erupted outside the presidential compound, First...