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Today, Africa contains 54 sovereign countries, most of which have borders that were drawn during the era of European colonialism. Since colonialism, African states have frequently been hampered by instability, corruption, violence, and authoritarianism. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0006378560/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0006378560&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=937f8dd78bbf1096a1c0f921001dfd6f The vast majority of African states are republics that operate under some form of the presidential system of rule. However, few of them have been able to sustain democratic governments on a permanent basis, and many have instead cycled through a series of coups, producing military dictatorships. Great instability was mainly the result of margina...
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.
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
What Are The World's Most 'Miserable Economies'? http://www.seeker.com/what-are-the-worlds-most-miserable-economies-1854742059.html Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml While the nation struggles, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spends millions on luxurious expenses. So just how corrupt is the country? Learn More: New York Times: Jacob Zuma Beats Back Impeachment Drive in South Africa http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/world/africa/jacob-zuma-impeachment-south-africa.html?_r=0 BBC: SA Judge finds Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36169594 News24: Uncertainty rules in SA, says Nomura economist http://www.fin24.com/Economy/uncertainty-rules-in-sa-says-nomura-economist-20160308 The Economist: Fool's gold: Black economic em...
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 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.
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.
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