The growth of basketball in Africa is good news for the game. It is also good news for Africa. Basketball is a unifying force, and it can help to promote peace and understanding on the continent.
To avoid mimicking the situation prevailing in pre-genocide Rwanda, the country must develop an independent and efficient judicial system that is able to enforce sanctions against hate speech.
Repayment obligations for private sector debt have had negative implications for the economy and undermined the realisation of fundamental social and economic rights.
The ultra-conservative American televangelist Pat Robertson has died. As poisonous as his influence on American politics was, Robertson’s legacy in Africa is even more cynical.
There have been increased cases on threats to press freedom in Kenya. Kenya is currently ranked 116th out of 200 Countries in terms of limited freedom according to World Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders. Despite the challenges, Journalists continue to tell stories about people in society by informing and educating the public, holding those in power accountable, and fostering a functioning democracy. However, Journalists being the voice of the voiceless, who speaks for them? In the wake of the digital disruption, does journalism have a future? This documentary takes a dive into the media industry in Kenya.
We all think of ugali as part and parcel of our food culture. But its origins in the urban diet are to be found in the colonial wage labour system.
Andre De Ruyter, the former CEO of Eskom, has presented himself as a simple hero trying to save South Africa’s struggling power utility against corrupt forces. But this racially charged narrative is ultimately self-serving.
More than 90 per cent of Kenyans have rejected the Finance Bill 2023, which includes the government’s taxation plan for the financial year starting in July, a new survey has shown. Yet, the controversial Bill has sailed through the Second Reading stage with 176 Members of Parliament supporting it against 81 who opposed it. The Elephant speaks to Abraham Rugo, PhD, the International Budget Partnership's Country Manager. He holds Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Public Management from the University of Potsdam, Germany. He has a passion for homegrown solutions to society's problems and works to localize and personalize policy matters that are otherwise complicated.
The Kenya Finance Bill 2023 is an unfair and regressive legislation favouring the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the working-class and poor majority. The Elephant in conversation with Diana Gichengo, National Coordinator at The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA).
The operations of the EACRF are bogged down by a poor interpretation of its mandate and the unrealistic expectations of the host country.
The middle classes of Africa are often idealized as spearheads of democratization and opponents of corrupt regimes. But what does the research actually say?
As indigenous oil and gas firms take over from international oil companies, Nigeria’s coastal and marine ecosystems are experiencing extensive damage due to unsustainable practices and a lack of environmental commitments.