British Prime Minister Theresa May’s much hyped recent visit to Africa sought to create a solution to Britain’s likely post-Brexit economic woes rather than promote a development agenda benefiting Africans.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberia’s “acutely patriarchal political system” are to blame for the decreasing number of women elected to office in the west African country.
Mugabe surrendered Zimbabweans’ US$2.76 billion to multinational corporations through “illicit financial flows”
An eye-opening report released by the Washington, D.C.-based Global Financial Integrity in December 2015 reveals an inconvenient truth: Between 2004 and 2013, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe lost a staggering US$2.76 billion to multinational corporations through “illicit financial flows”.
In the 1980s, while still labelling Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) political party a “typical terrorist organisation,” Margaret Thatcher’s government wooed the South African apartheid regime with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa”.
By reporting allegations of sexual assault committed by predatory white UN peacekeepers against Black African women and girls as “consensual sex”, the media presents Black bodies as “sites for white expressions of sadism and sexual perversion”, and reproduces stereotypes informed by white supremacy.
The Advantages – and Drawbacks – of Presidential Term Limits as a Tool for Building Democracy in Africa
In Africa, campaigns for presidential term limits often lead to prolonged conflict, transition to democracy, civil society action and opportunities for opposition parties to overcome fragmentation.