Saturday, 28th January 2023


Articles that reflect opinion

Apologies for slavery are commendable, but not nearly enough

On December 19, 2022, the Netherlands became the first Western nation to formally apologise for participating in and profiting from the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

Speaking at the National Archives in The Hague, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologised on behalf of his government for the country’s role in slavery, calling it “ugly,…

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Nigerian social entreprise encourages citizens to swap waste for cash

Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub has many challenges like traffic gridlock, infrastructure, and waste Management among others.

For the city of over 20 million inhabitants, there needs to be a way to sort out its waste management issues.

To this end, many organisations in partnership with the Lagos State waste management authority (LAWMA) have come…

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Five key takeaways from the Ethiopia peace deal

On Tuesday, the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) agreed to a “permanent cessation of hostilities”, effectively ending ten days of negotiations – led by the African Union in South Africa – and a civil war that began in November 2020.

Both parties in the conflict which has left thousands dead and displaced millions…

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Cameroon: Despite a ban, 'whisky sachets' remain very popular

After a tiring day, Guy Bertrand pulls his taxi into a side street in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, whips out a plastic sachet of whisky and knocks it back in one go. "I like a good strong kick," he says, sitting behind the wheel.

It's often the most deprived Cameroonians who consume such strong but cheap alcoholic shots, known locally as "sachet…

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Zimbabwe’s regime must stop imposing sanctions against its people

Every year since 2019, African leaders have commemorated October 25 as Anti-Sanctions Day to protest against the longstanding restrictions on trade and commerce with Zimbabwe, imposed by the United States, United Kingdom, European Union and their allies.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) grouping of 16 regional nations started the…

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