youth
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 decision makers...

Editorial: African youth square up to life

Editorial: African youth square up to life

“Young, dumb, broke, high school kids.” These lyrics from a contemporary pop song often heard on repeat do not exactly inspire confidence. On the contrary, Africa’s youth, while they are obviously young, are bright and...

Good Khama, Bad Khama

Good Khama, Bad Khama

The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre In a continent in short supply of exemplary leaders, Botswana gets accolades as a...

An uphill task

An uphill task

Adama Barrow astonished the world by unseating long-time autocrat Gambian Yahya Jammeh, but now faces an unenviable task of rebuilding a country left in ruin Before his rise to The Gambian presidency little was known...