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Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

African dynasties: a common phenomenon By Marcel Gascón Barberá Political dynasties have not been an uncommon phenomenon in post-colonial Africa. In Togo and Gabon, two families have been ruling for...

The demon of tribalism

The demon of tribalism

South Africa: inclusive versus exclusive politics Jacob Zuma’s narrow Zulu nationalism stands in the way of the development of an inclusive South African identity Most African countries were flung...

The AU’s funding woes continue

The AU’s funding woes continue

  With member states failing to cough up dues, the African Union is perennially short on funds In July 2016, at its summit in Kigali, Rwanda, the African Union (AU) unveiled a new funding...

Who takes the top seat?

Who takes the top seat?

  Five strong candidates are vying to be the African Union Commission’s new chairperson As the African continent continues its struggle for improved governance and security, with some of its...