Category Archive for: News

Why black boys continue to kill one another and how to end it.

by Femi Akomolafe

In another episode of what has become a menacing trend in London, on the 20th of January, 2017, a business studies student, Djodjo Nsaka, 19, was found collapsed with a knife wound outside his university halls of residence near Wembley Stadium. He died at the scene. In the summer of 2000, two black juveniles, Danny…



The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s exit from power, another step forward for Africa’s democratic maturity?

by Femi Akomolafe

On the 21st of January, 2017, 22 years after he seized power in a coup, The Gambia’s ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, flew out of Gambia into exile. This is no doubt another giant step towards Africa’s political and economic stability. Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat to Adama Barrow, his challenger at the polls following the country’s…



The Burundian Dilemma

by John Wawer

Burundi’s economy is indisputably flailing. What are the root causes, and can the seemingly inevitable decline be prevented? By: John Wawer In 2016, the economic norm across Africa was steady, yet slower than expected GDP growth. Burundi has been bucking that trend and according to latest estimates, was on pace to reduce its overall GDP…



Funding Models: the key to reviving primary education?

by Milou Vanmulken

  • Posted on August 22, 2016

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Universal primary education – a legacy of the Millennium Development Goals – has become the norm in many African countries today. More children than ever before are enrolled in primary education. Yet, the worsening experience of pupils should by now have taught us that schooling for all is no guarantee for less income inequality or…



Elderly Migrants Demand End To Pension Freeze

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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Campaigners continue fight for changes to policy that leaves African and Caribbean ‘returnees’ out of pocket. SHORTCHANGED: British pensioners in the Caribbean and Africa could be missing out on vital retirement funds.



Why we haven’t given Africa’s most prestigious leadership award this year

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  • Posted on July 11, 2016

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  • News

In every country and every continent, the quality and contribution of leadership in government is critical. It is presidents and prime ministers who have the responsibility of assessing the risks, choosing the correct priorities for their country and focusing national efforts to ensure they are delivered.



From the Heart of Africa, An Action Video Game With Soul

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  • Posted on July 11, 2016

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If you’ve been playing video games a long time, parts of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan will feel very familiar to you. But the parts that are infused with an African sensibility won’t feel familiar at all, and that’s a very good thing.