Kenyan teachers return to class

Kenyan teachers and students have returned to class after the teachers’ five-week strike was suspended. The teachers’ unions at the beginning of the school year called the strike when the government said that it was unable to pay the court-ordered salary increase. The strike was led by the Kenya National…

Investment in Zimbabwe: what next?

ZIMBABWE’S veteran ruler, President Robert Mugabe is turning to Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man,  Mr Aliko Dangote for elusive foreign direct investment, portraying him as the saviour for his country’s unforgiving economic woes. The wealthy Mr Dangote was in the Southern African country late August to scout for opportunities…

Bhejane Nqobile Bhebhe is a Zimbabwe journalist based in the capital, Harare.

Rwanda and UK sign agreement to support education

The United Kingdom and Rwanda signed a financing agreement yesterday worth £30.5m aimed at supporting basic education programmes. The grant will last for four-years and will be directed the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and is predicted to improve the Ministry of Education’s Learning-For-All programme, reported The New Times….

Gabon: the most attractive market in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gabon has been deemed the most attractive market in Sub-Saharan Africa in The 2015 African Retail Development Index. The study evaluated 48 countries in the region. This year’s index was published on Tuesday and focused on the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa hailing the region’s progress. “Sub-Saharan Africa is still…

Robert Mugabe is again driving Zimbabwe over the cliff: Why Washington and the IMF shouldn’t go with them

Robert Mugabe wants your money again. After years of failing to repay Zimbabwe’s staggering debts, repeatedly blaming the United States for its problems, and shamelessly courting China, the nonagenarian president is now seeking a rapprochement. To be clear, this is the wrong time for Washington to embrace an aging dictator…

Todd Moss and Jeffrey Smith

Todd Moss is senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Africa. Jeffrey Smith is an Africa specialist at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. Follow them on Twitter at @toddjmoss and @Smith_RFKennedy.

Kenya: slaying the dragon of corruption

Corruption in Kenya has become “socially acceptable” and analysts warn that the systemic graft is undermining peace, security and the democracy of the East Africa’s much touted economy giant. Analysts observe that corruption is much deeper and much more than a lack of political leadership. The anti-corruption institutions are in…

Robert Wanjala

Robert Wanjala is a passionate investigative journalist with over five years experience.

China planning highway in Liberia

China is planning to build a highway for Liberia as part of their Ebola recovery aid. Liberia’s foreign minister speaking at a news conference on Sunday with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who is currently visiting Liberia, stated that China is planning to build a coastal highway in Liberia. The…

Reforming the African Union

The African Union (AU) is plagued by allegations of its ineffectiveness. From its inability to act against the Ebola crisis to the migrant problem in the Mediterranean Sea, AU has been constantly criticized. One can say that the union’s hands are tied. Given its unsustainable and problematic funding, AU is…

Mugabe threatens to expel U.S. and British diplomats

Yesterday, Robert Mugabe, the serving President of Zimbabwe since 1987, threatened to expel U.S. and British diplomats from the country. Mugabe has accused the representatives of these two Western states of sponsoring vendors to resist their relocation from Harare city centre. The relocation is due to his plans to open…

Solving Africa’s Brain Drain Problem

In a highly globalized world, not only goods and information move easily from one border to another. Human capital movement has also been moving at an unprecedented rate, with transportation costs lowering and some receiving developed countries relaxing their migration policies. While the World Bank estimates that the highest numbers…

Third International Conference on Financing for Development concludes

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia rapped up today resulting of the adoption of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda”. International leaders, institutional stakeholders, business sector entities, nongovernmental organisations, Heads of State and Government and other high-level political representatives met at the conference to discuss…