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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.
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.
Ethiopia Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa Produced by: Addis Ababa City Administration City Government of Culture and Tourism Bureau (Near to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in side Ethiopian Mapping Agency) ADDRESS: Kirkos Sub-City, Woreda 08 PHONE: +251 (11) 1559927 or +251 (11) 1559963 WEBSITE: www.addisababa.gov.et/aactb ► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/jIjYmu
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...
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.
Political developments surrounding President Jacob Zuma's axing of finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, have dented South Africa's image in Africa and Abroad. That's according to political commentators and captains of industry in the country. They were reacting to opposition parties announcing that they will hold joint mass action against President Jacob Zuma next week. President Zuma reshuffled his cabinet three days ago where Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was axed along with his Deputy Mcebisi Jonas. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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
In the first of this series of ten lectures on African Political Thought Stephen Chan gives historical background and looks forward over the ten lecture course. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.soas.ac.uk/courseunits/15PPOH029.html Further information on the degree programmes offered by the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS University of London - http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/