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In less than a week, South Africans will go to the polls in the country's fifth election since it's democracy in 1994. South Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world and it's been accepted that this election will be won by the youth vote. CNBC Africa invited youth representatives from the various political parties to discuss policies pertaining to young people of South Africa and joined by, Mawethu Rune, National Head of the ANCYL Organising Committee; Rori Tshabalala, Youth Forum Convenor for AGANG SA; Timothy Mngomezulu, Provincial Leader of COPE Youth; Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, National Spokesperson for the Economic Freedom Fighters and Bongani Baloyi, Mayor of Midvaal representing the DA.
In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women are largely underrepresented in the political arena. However 2011 and 2012 saw an unprecedented number of female presidential candidates vying for office. 2012 also ushered in the second female Head of State as well as a female Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the very first time. Furthermore, Rwanda ranks highest in the world in terms of female representation in Parliament with over 50% representation. Women Rising features President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Joyce Banda of Malawi amidst Boussaina Kamel, the very first female presidential aspirant of Egypt (2012), Honorable Rebecca Kadaga, first female Speaker of the House in Uganda's Parliament, Honorable Rabiaa Nejlaoui, youngest Member of Parliament in T...
Early results from municipal elections in South Africa showed the country's ruling party, the ANC, is suffering major losses. Whilst still leading the overall results, major setbacks have been reported, especially in urban areas. More News: http://www.dw.com/en/program/dw-news/s-3232-9798
Africa is one continent that has revealed enormous possibilities and prospects of growth and development, from a continent that was given bleak prospects it has evolved into the last frontier economic force in the globe. In this edition of the 'Economy and Politics' show Ottoabasi Abasiekong explores 5 key issues for African economies to consider, with a special feature of the analysis on the regions's phenomenal growth by Mr Bismark Rewane notable financial analyst in the continent. It is remarkable that Africa has become a key and strategic investment hub in the globe, but it is pertinent that it aligns initiatives, policies and programs that will reposition it at the competitive advantage, when engaging other regions.
Talks about the surprising outcome of The Gambia's 2016 election. Questions discussed include: "Why was communication blocked at the time of election; why was there a delay in revealing the results; why did Yahya Jammeh concede defeat so easily after 22 years of dictatorship; what plans does the coalition have for the country after a victory; among other things.
Following the Garissa attacks in Kenya, the economic and political impact of terrorism on the continent is rife. For more perspective, CNBC Africa speaks to Anneli Botha, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies and Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The Centre for Engagement on African Peace and Security (CEAPS) http://www.ceaps.info June 2014: Professor Hussein Solomon (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) speaks about conflict transformation in an African sense. The interview was conducted at Osaka School of INternational Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Japan.
Wednesday night there was a high air of expectation as a sudden cabinet meeting at the Union Buildings. The meeting happened but the reshuffle didn't. There will be a post cabinet briefing later today. But the big question that is still on everyone's mind is what happens to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan To make sense of political development this week we're joined from our parliament studio by political analyst, Professor Susan Booysen. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The discussion examined East Africa's progress in building the region's first successful common economic and political union. For the debate, CNBC Africa was joined by panelists Leonard Mungarulire, Regional integration advisor in the Ministry of the East African Community in Rwanda. Antonio Pedro, Regional Director, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) and Kwame Owino, CEO of the Institute of Economic affairs.
Institute for Comparative Modernities Fall 2011 Lecture Series "Freedom and Democracy: Rethinking Political Philosophy in Modern Africa" Olúfémi Táíwò Professor of Philosophy and Global African Studies and Director of the Global African Studies Program, Seattle University Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:45 p.m. Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Change, Uncertainty and political risks are discussed by Mr Theo Venter, Political and Policy Specialist at the NWU School of Business and Governance. He introduces the acronyms VUCA and TUNA in the context of political uncertainty in South Africa.
Africa is witnessing a growing trend of violence and bloodshed throughout the continent. Kidnapping, ethnic tensions and the merciless killings of civilians continue on a daily basis. The political instability in Africa has provided a pretext for some countries to deploy their forces in the black continent.