Is China the Neocolonial Power in Africa?

Is China the Neocolonial Power in Africa?

By Ellington Ngandu China has been successful in making inroads into Africa with reciprocal warm gestures from many African countries. China has remained Africa’s largest trading partner from 2008 onward, while the United States is its second. Even with the widespread accusations that China is a neocolonial power in Africa –…

The truth about South Africa’s latest crime statistics

The truth about South Africa’s latest crime statistics

Crime is a major concern for almost all countries. For South Africa, the same issues with providing peace and security to its growing population continue to be an ongoing battle. Through the years, the government has implemented strict measures to comb out crimes and security threats. With a reduction of…

Rose Cabrera is the content editor for TopSecurityReview.

Maximising returns from natural resources – A solution for Africa

Africa has long been touted as the next global economic frontier, largely because of its abundant natural resources and unprecedented growth during the past few years. Many economic pundits say the economy of Africa will continue to grow faster than the economies of other continents with some countries identified among…

Danai Majaha

Danai Majaha is a journalist and photographer based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

South Africa’s toilet war and the Sustainable Development Goals, what comes next?

No, don’t let your imagination run too wild. This is not about toilets waging wars on each other. This is about a major worldwide issue that has brought people together in many cities around the world, to fight, whether it is through legal action or explicit protest, against their governments….

Luisa Miranda Morel

Luisa is a postgraduate student from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London.

Burundi: are we back in the dark years?

Early in March 2015, Burundian civil society organizations started to foretell their discontent against Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term. Their concerns were aired on private and public media, along with social media. On April 25, when the CNDD-FDD incumbent party at that time announced publicly its candidate in 2015 presidential elections,…

Rivardo Niyonizigiye

Rivardo Niyonizigiye is an undergraduate from the University of Burundi.

How is a Chinese herbal therapy helping to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa

The world celebrates World AIDS Day today amidst great strides in finding cures to Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and related complications. In Africa a popular herbal concoction developed by a Chinese researcher has been hailed as a proper and real solution to HIV/AIDS. The wonder drug forms part of global efforts to…

George Okore

George Okore is an international journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Burundi: a forced disarmament will not work

 It is not a kind of extreme pessimism or the contested government underestimation, but, the new security system that is not helping Burundi to get over the escalating violence. This is obviously proved by what Bujumbura city and some other provinces are living today after a series of measures undertaken…

Rivardo Niyonizigiye

Rivardo Niyonizigiye is an undergraduate from the University of Burundi.

Burundi: a need for dialogue

Burundi has been undergoing a rough crisis since April this year. Protests started, the failed coup broke out and the subsequent killings followed. Now, the situations is continuing to worsen. People are dying day and night and nobody knows why.  Corpses are found at roadsides or drowned in rivers shot…

Rivardo Niyonizigiye

Rivardo Niyonizigiye is an undergraduate from the University of Burundi.

Bright Future for Ivory Coast

Last Sunday’s presidential elections in the Ivory Coast preserved continuity, with important ramifications for those included in the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara’s overwhelming victory, which secured him another five-year term, holds the key for continued stability in a state still haunted by…

George Okore

George Okore is an international journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Letter to Burundi

Dear Burundi, I only spent four days with you and unfortunately you didn’t have enough time to share details on the whirlwind series of events you faced this year; yet yesterday morning when our eyes locked for a few minutes, I felt palpable sorrows through what only a distressed gaze…

Francine Irakoze

Francine Irakoze was born in Burundi but grew up in many countries including Japan, Germany, Ethiopia, Belgium and the United States.

Climate Change Adaption: Desperate Community Efforts to Rescue Cameroon’s Sacred Forests

It is 10:30am in Luh village, North West region of Cameroon and a group of all green-dressed youths, members of the Wimbum students Union are bracing the drizzling rain to the sacred Luh forest for a re-forestation campaign. ‘We want to re-establish the natural greenery and environmental values of this…

Nyingchuo Hilary

Nyingchuo Hilary is the Executive President of Cameroon Journalists for Children's Health, a Media and communication specialist with over five years of experience in print and Multimedia reporting for mainstream media outlets and more recently the Daily Cameroon Journal where he is News Editor

Compromised Dreams: 3 Stories of Sacrifice and Loss

Lunch at the small office I work for in Kigali usually consists of pleasant conversations and laughter. One day last week, it was just myself and two coworkers, Josephine and Yvonne, and we began to talk about our futures, sharing how many children we each want and imagining what it…

Lara Heskestad

Lara Heskestad is originally from upstate New York and currently works for a small NGO in Rwanda.

Why healthcare is progressing in Rwanda

Healthcare in Rwanda has come a long way over the past couple of decades, with leaps in access to quality care that have made Rwanda a model for success compared to its neighbors. But what are some of the real reasons behind the positive outcomes of these efforts? Why is…

Lara Heskestad

Lara Heskestad is originally from upstate New York and currently works for a small NGO in Rwanda.