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Betraying Africa’s young and desperate

Betraying Africa’s young and desperate

Book review The Outcast Majority: War, Development, and Youth in Africa by Marc Sommers, University of Georgia Press, 2015 In recent decades, a number of African countries have been wracked by war,...

Long sidelined, now centre stage

Long sidelined, now centre stage

During Zimbabwe’s last general election in 2013 the 89-year-old candidate Robert Mugabe of Zanu-PF cruised to victory after securing 61.09% of the vote, while his main rival, 60-year-old Morgan...

The future is already here

The future is already here

Here’s a remarkable fact: the gap between the average age of rulers and the median age of the ruled is highest in Africa – at 62 and 19.5 respectively. This situation “raises concerns about how well...