0 October 2014 - New African Magazine

The Libyan disaster

Femi Akomolafe writes on the disaster that is Libya today, three years after NATO’s leaders and their planes brought “democracy” and “freedom” to the North …

Nigeria: Mind the gap

Africa is experiencing a sustained period of strong economic growth, which has led to an emerging middle class with more disposable income, who can afford …

Zambia: Let the succession battle begin

How factions get realigned will redefine and redraw the battle lines. But one thing is certain: with the diminishing role of the incumbent in the …

Seychelles: A parable of success

President James Michel of the Seychelles is not a gambler. But when it mattered most, he took one of the most daring political gambles in …

Africa must leapfrog into industrialisation

There is no quick fix to facilitating industrialisation in Africa. But what is evident from the experience of the newly industrialising countries is that economic …

Role Players? The First Wives Club

I’m not going to waste time and energy reflecting on what happened at the US-Africa Summit. My interest lies in the role African First Ladies …