Category: Development

The Untold Story of Somalia

Civil war, War Lords and Famine. Three words that have become synonymous with Somalia. The country once labelled as the Switzerland of Africa has now become one of the most tragic stories of humanity but also, of humanities ability to rebuild itself. Somalia is a…

Have we sold our sovereignty to the BINGOs?

Following the publication of an article that charged a United Nations agency involved in wildlife with having lost its credibility and relevance in much of Southern Africa, a major non-government organization sprang to its defence. Not surprising. The non-government agencies (now known as BINGOs —…

SA can’t afford a Zimbabwe meltdown

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has reached catastrophic proportions. With the government raising the cost of fuel from R19 to R41 a litre, fuel became more expensive in Zimbabwe than anywhere else in the world. The economic meltdown of our northern neighbour poses a serious threat to…

What interest does the United States, Britain, France, Belgium and Germany have on issues to do with democracy and social justice in the DRC?

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) Independent National Electoral Commission announced on the 10th of January, as a provisional result, that Felix Tshisekedi—leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress party—had won the Presidency, outpolling current President Joseph Kabila’s preferred candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. However…