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Political analyst weigh in on the rise of young Presidents in Africa

Senegal’s new President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has pledged to govern with humility and transparency and vowed to "fight corruption at every level", rebuild institutions, and tackle the cost-of-living crisis. Faye, who is 44, is one of Africa's youngest Presidents. Political Analyst Rakkel Andreas says the continent is seeing a rise in young people taking over from the stalwarts of African democracy.

todayApril 10, 2024 14


Rosa Namises announces independent bid for Presidency

Social, gender equality, and human rights activist Rosa Namises has announced that she will run as an independent candidate for Namibia’s Presidential elections in November 2024. The former secretary general of Congress of Democrats and parliamentarian says she is running for presidency to address the country’s social issues.  Political Analyst Rakkel Andreas weighs in.

todayApril 8, 2024 20


Niger has cut military ties with the US: why this is bad for the Sahel’s security

  By Olayinka Ajala, Leeds Beckett University   Niger – a landlocked country of 25 million people in one of the most unstable parts of the world – recently announced it was suspending military cooperation with the United States. For over a decade, Niger has been one of America’s most reliable allies in the Sahel. The Sahel region, which stretches across Africa from the Atlantic to the Red Sea, is […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 8


President Mbumba to deliver 2024 State of the Nation Address tomorrow

President Nangolo Mbumba is set to deliver the 2024 State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly tomorrow. He will cover the state of the nation, and future government policies, and review policies from the previous year. Political Analyst Ndumba Kamwanya says he expects President Mbumba to address the ballooning unemployment rate.

todayMarch 13, 2024 24


Are African leaders holding on to power?

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling, and oldest heads of state, including Namibia. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2022 Democracy Index linked entrenched leadership in the region to developmental and security challenges, including conflict or instability, stagnant or declining economies, and democratic backsliding. Here’s SA-based political analyst Professor Ntsikelelo Breakfast.

todayFebruary 7, 2024 8