Dr Mensah is an expert in fibre optics and nano technology. But for his work, fibre optics would not be what it is today, but he lacks the renown he merits. Baffour Ankomah profiles one of Global Africa’s great scientists.
A golden opportunity to create a peaceful, united Libya where women can enjoy their full human rights must not be lost, says Amal Bourhrous
Over the past few months, thousands of Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, but if if the root causes of what led to its formation are not tackled, another terrorist group could rise up again.
If the West is no longer willing to engage with international terror groups, what is to stop them from running riot in Africa?
Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah, who has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, has always been one of the world’s great writers – the Nobel award has simply confirmed this, says New African editor Anver Versi.
In his sixth run for the presidency of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema eschewed economic jargon and spoke the language of the people, especially the youth. Voters rewarded him with a crushing win over longtime rival Edgar Lungu.