For a little over a week the world’s attention zeroed in on the Suez Canal, an artificial channel connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas across Egyptian territory.
Two big decisions have been made in the last few weeks in relation to African elephants that will have major implications for the survival of the giant mammals.
Do we really believe simplistically blaming Molefu Ntseki is the way to go? Blaming the starting lineup, the corner kick, the offside, the substitution, the referee, the linesman, a defensive error, a poor cross, a goal miss? Are those really issues handicapping the progress of the local game?, asks Sipho Kekana.
Political analyst professor Mcebisi Ndletyana says the latest development in the African National Congress (ANC) will help to restore the credibility of the governing party.
Political analyst, Kagiso Pooe, says there's strong evidence that the African National Congress (ANC) has lost its vision. Pooe says the reported instability and factional battles in the ANC are nothing new. His comments come as the ANC held its NEC meeting this past weekend.
About 50km outside South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, lies one of the most important sites in human prehistory: the Cradle of Humankind.
COVID-19 pandemic is a major threat to the entire human race. It is unwise, therefore, to play the usual Geo-politics with the beleaguered lives of innocent men, women and children, writes Abbey Makoe.
Egyptian novelist, physician, sociologist and global activist Nawal El Saadawi died on 21 March 2021 at the age of 89.
The status of women in the South African economy is a matter that needs robust attention and engagement at all levels of society and implementation, writes Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality Lindiwe Ntuli-Tloubatla.
Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes the first female president in Tanzania taking over from President John Magufuli who died on 17 March 2021.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the government is making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the government is making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time. In his weekly letter to the nation, Ramaphosa acknowledged the disruption and inconvenience caused by load shedding.
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga has warned that the financial resources of many political parties will dwindle after the Political Party Funding Act takes effect on the first of next month.
Technological development – the 21st century’s singular most defining phenomenon – continues to determine the reconfiguration of a constantly globalizing world in ways that alter virtually all aspects of our everyday lives.
The challenges in institutions of higher learning require the utmost unity of party members in its leadership and those deployed in government to ensure the full resolute implementation of free quality education in South Africa, writes Cebolenkosi Khumalo.
Namibia celebrates its 31st independence day this month. But Namibians are not in a festive mood. A 2019 survey by Afrobarometer, the independent African research network, showed a significant loss of trust in the country’s governance.
Ghana generates over 80% of its export revenues from three primary commodities - gold, crude oil and cocoa.
The 2020 Global Terrorism Index identified Nigeria as the third most country affected by terrorism.
Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan.
The longest upswing in the South African economy in the last three decades was when it grew at an average rate of 4% per annum between 1998 and 2008. The 2008 global recession ended this 11-year growth period. The country hasn’t seen sustained periods of growth since.
Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis.
As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Africa, bringing steep increases in infections and deaths, the battle between facts and conspiracies – especially around the safety of COVID vaccines – has also intensified.
The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation, writes Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of British and Commonwealth History, School of Advanced Study.
The UN-led Libya Forum elected an interim government made up of four leaders in an effort to steer the country towards a smooth passage of peace till December when the war-torn country goes to the polls.
The African Population Health Research Centre, based in Kenya, has been mining data across 47 countries in Africa, tracking differences in COVID-19 infection, illness and deaths among men and women. Sylvia Muyingo lays-out their key findings and explains why tracking these data is important.
In football, no matter how powerful any team is, there can never be definite final score predictions until the final whistle has gone after 90 minutes of play. That seems to be the case when it comes to the much-anticipated CAF Presidential Elections on March 12.
Former President Jacob Zuma's alleged contempt of court and his defiance to appear before the State Capture Commission are two distinct separate matters.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. One effect that could yet be seen might be the development of bacterial resistance to disinfectants, as a result of the overuse of substandard disinfectants.
Finance minister Tito Mboweni, must ensure that his budget not only deals with the unprecedented emergency brought about by COVID-19 but also ensures that the delivery of basic human rights, as per the country’s constitution, remains a priority , writes Shenilla Mohamed – Executive Director, Amnesty International South Africa
Government must invest in reliable food access and distribution partnerships, involving civil society organizations and private sector to speed up the process of reaching millions of hungry South Africans write Mthandazo Ndlovu Hlahla, Governance and Strategic Alliances Programme Manager Oxfam South Africa