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Faure Gnassingbe seeks to extend his family’s dynastic rule


 

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday and called on his rivals to drop a competing claim, with official preliminary results showing him re-elected in a landslide. The win, if confirmed, will give Gnassingbe a fourth five-year term and extend a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 […]

Death in custody of Rwanda’s Kizito Mihigo is reminiscent of Neil Aggett


 

Calls for countries to re-evaluate their relations with the Rwandan government are increasing following the death in police custody last week of famous singer Kizito Mihigo. Mihigo was Rwanda’s beloved gospel singers who, at the age of 38, was disappeared by Rwanda’s security police on February 13th, as he tried to cross the border into […]

Budget 2020: We are now in “injury time” – no 2nd chances


 

If Minister Tito Mboweni gets his way, we can expect him to table a necessarily restrictive – and therefore largely unpopular – budget speech on Wednesday (26 February) At the same time, it would be politically untenable to turn a blind eye to the very real predicament facing millions of South Africans – poverty, unemployment, and […]

INNOVATION

Achieving a digital balance in a technology-driven world: At what cost?

Exactly 2 years ago, I wrote about something that I felt was shameful for an academic like me to write about. It was how...

EDUCATION

It’s official: Empty suits make the worst kind of bosses

We have all had one and chances are they were the main reason why you quit a job at some point in your career.  Yes,...

ECONOMICS

It’s official: Empty suits make the worst kind of bosses

We have all had one and chances are they were the main reason why you quit a job at some point in your career.  Yes,...