Worth over $100 billion annually, coffee is, after oil, the second most valuable commodity on earth. Export revenues account for over one-fifth of this. And yet, never before have coffee farmers in East Africa been more impoverished. Santorri Chamley investigates.
Excitement, praise, concern, and heaps of speculation have greeted the much-hyped launch of the common African e-passport at the Kigali African Union Summit on 17th …
Photo credit: James Duncan DavidsonNo one has ever seen his face in public, but many know his work. Earlier this year,
Zahrah Nessbit-Ahmed, founder of the Bookshy Blog, chronicles some of the exciting happenings within the African literary scene in recent years, and gives a low down on titles to look out for.
President Kabila of the DRC is a man in good company. Like neighbours Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville, Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kabila is manipulating the judicial process to stay in power.
Once a theatre for proxy wars, Africa must now confront the spectre
of homegrown terrorism by knowing its enemies, choosing its friends
and fighting the instinct for overkill, argues Kalundi Serumaga.