June 2012

Africa lost up to $1.8 trillion since 1970 due to illicit financial flows. It is one of the biggest challenges facing Africa today. As the …

Value-For-Money Politicians?

In mid-May, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete fired six ministers, including the ministers of the lucrative mining and tourism industries, and reshuffled his cabinet. They had …

Prophet Of The African Soul

Sometimes we wait too long to say thanks to people who have profoundly impacted and shaped us. Having just read Chinua Achebe’s latest book of …

Zimbabwe: No Small Wonder

10-DAY ROAD TRIP AROUND this small landlocked African state is all it takes, I can vouchsafe, to overthrow any long-established prejudices encouraged by the mainstream …

Bring It On, Say The Kenyans!

With the London 2012 Olympics a month away, global excitement is in overdrive. And if the Kenyan women long distance runners’ showing at the London …

Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures

Once upon a time the Akan people of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire immortalised their heroes and distinguished personalities in art form – mainly through terracotta …

The Colourful Message

For the African Diaspora in the UK, there is really only one radio station that is reliably delivering a relevant and varied offering of news, …

Unlocking Greater Investment Flows

With the potential to unleash debt and equity of up to $25bn, the African Financing Partnership is set to play a key role in Africa’s …

When Europeans Were Refugees In Africa

Today, when African refugees flee to Europe to seek asylum, they meet with hostility at European borders. But there was a time, such as before …