April 2012

Africa is in trouble. Its future is once again on the table, and it is Europe that holds the aces. This month issue reports its …

Time To Face Some Home Truths

The blog was written by Field Ruwe, a US-based Zambian media practitioner and author and recounts, in brutal detail, a conversation he had with a …

No Condition Is Permanent

How things have changed. North Africa, long regarded as an ‘island of stability’ in a sea of chaos, has swapped places with sub-Saharan Africa which, …

The Defensive Shield

The warrior instinct is ritualised and celebrated all over Africa. At least four African national flags contain weapons or shields. But African military capabilities are …

ICC Justice: The World Reacts

Here are what some powerful voices and a section of our readers have said, for and against the goings-on at the ICC. What’s your view? …

Somalia: The Path To Prosperity

These hardships are not new to Somalis, but the 2011-2012 famine was the worst in living memory. As a result, the region has been the …

Uneasy Neighbours?

For the past 12 years, South Africa (especially under former President Thabo Mbeki) has been a strong supporter of Zimbabwe, particularly after Zimbabwe’s controversial land …