Editor Anver Versi introduces this year’s selection of the leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, sportspeople, opinion shapers and changemakers who have made a mark on the continent this year.
Kidnapping for ransom is reaching epidemic proportions in South Africa. Criminal gangs, many with foreign links, seem to be able to operate with impunity – creating a climate of fear among many communities.
France, the former colonial power in Mali, withdrew all its forces in August. Who will fill the vacuum and how will this translate into the political dynamics on the ground?
Oil, which for decades held pride of place in Nigeria’s economic calculations, is being gradually pushed off the stage. In its place, the new ICT and creative industries are coming to the fore.
François Hollande: “France is concerned by what is happening in the East, but it looks to the South”
What is needed is a long, trusting relationship, not just between States but also with civil societies, says the former French President.
The MPLA won Angola’s August election but by a narrower margin than previously. Could dissatisfaction with the ruling party pave the way for a genuine democratic dispensation in the future?