Late president John Magafuli never was the anti-corruption saviour international media claimed.
Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarisation, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.
We may not be aware of it yet, because of the hold the nation has on global media, but America’s decline appears to be terminal.
As President Uhuru Kenyatta plots how to woo the recalcitrant Kikuyus back into his political fold, a gleeful Deputy President William Ruto seems to have stolen his thunder with a mere 500 wheelbarrows.
The upcoming 6th general elections are yet another historic chance for Ethiopia to hold free and fair elections.
Elections will be properly respected when the society in question has been atomised into a collection of self-interested individuals dependent on the state.
Raila Odinga had categorically stated that no changes would be made to the BBI II document other than punctuation marks but provisions for an imperial presidency have been furtively sneaked in.
Even as pandemic fatigue sets in, Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc in homes and in the workplace, picking its victims from all ethnicities and all races without regard to creed, class or caste.
The European Union Timber Regulation of 2013 has proved ineffectual and it is still easy to ship illegally harvested teak, "the king of woods”, from South Sudan to Europe via India.
Billions of cigarettes, most made by BAT, are smuggled north through Mali every year on their way to the gray markets of the Sahel and Northern Africa.