• Physical and Political Geography of Africa

    Using maps, I point out major physical and political features of Africa

    published: 19 Mar 2014
  • The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

    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...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

    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.

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Political landscape changes in South Africa | DW News

    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

    published: 05 Aug 2016
  • How Corrupt Is South Africa?

    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...

    published: 30 Jun 2016
  • WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

    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...

    published: 24 May 2013
  • Political instability in 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.

    published: 25 May 2014
  • 5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

    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.

    published: 05 Sep 2014
  • Network Africa: Parties Boycott Burundi Political Peace Talks

    For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com

    published: 13 Jul 2016
  • Political Leadership in Africa

    A discussion of seven senior African leaders held in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia on Nov 28, 2014

    published: 01 Dec 2014
Physical and Political Geography of Africa

Physical and Political Geography of Africa

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  • Duration: 12:19
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2014
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Using maps, I point out major physical and political features of Africa
https://wn.com/Physical_And_Political_Geography_Of_Africa
The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

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  • Duration: 55:13
  • Updated: 05 Feb 2014
  • views: 41486
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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 marginalization of ethnic groups, and graft under these leaders. For political gain, many leaders fanned ethnic conflicts, some of which had been exacerbated, or even created, by colonial rule. In many countries, the military was perceived as being the only group that could effectively maintain order, and it ruled many nations in Africa during the 1970s and early 1980s. During the period from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, Africa had more than 70 coups and 13 presidential assassinations. Border and territorial disputes were also common, with the European-imposed borders of many nations being widely contested through armed conflicts. Cold War conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as the policies of the International Monetary Fund, also played a role in instability. When a country became independent for the first time, it was often expected to align with one of the two superpowers. Many countries in Northern Africa received Soviet military aid, while many in Central and Southern Africa were supported by the United States, France or both. The 1970s saw an escalation, as newly independent Angola and Mozambique aligned themselves with the Soviet Union, and the West and South Africa sought to contain Soviet influence by funding insurgency movements. There was a major famine in Ethiopia, when hundreds of thousands of people starved. Some claimed that Marxist/Soviet policies made the situation worse. The most devastating military conflict in modern independent Africa has been the Second Congo War; this conflict and its aftermath has killed an estimated 5.5 million people. Since 2003 there has been an ongoing conflict in Darfur which has become a humanitarian disaster. Another notable tragic event is the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in which an estimated 800 000 people were murdered. AIDS in post-colonial Africa has also been a prevalent issue. In the 21st century, however, the number of armed conflicts in Africa has steadily declined. For instance, the civil war in Angola came to an end in 2002 after nearly 30 years. This has coincided with many countries abandoning communist style command economies and opening up for market reforms. The improved stability and economic reforms have led to a great increase in foreign investment into many African nations, mainly from China, which has spurred quick economic growth in many countries, seemingly ending decades of stagnation and decline. Several African economies are among the world's fasted growing as of 2011. A significant part of this growth can also be attributed to the facilitated diffusion of information technologies and specifically the mobile telephone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa
https://wn.com/The_Destruction_Of_Africa_Travel,_History,_Politics,_Economics,_Foreign_Aid,_And_Religion_(1990)
S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

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  • Duration: 32:02
  • Updated: 30 Apr 2014
  • views: 18558
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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.
https://wn.com/S.Africa's_Political_Parties'_Youth_Debate
Political landscape changes in South Africa | DW News

Political landscape changes in South Africa | DW News

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  • Updated: 05 Aug 2016
  • views: 2095
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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
https://wn.com/Political_Landscape_Changes_In_South_Africa_|_Dw_News
How Corrupt Is South Africa?

How Corrupt Is South Africa?

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  • Duration: 3:54
  • Updated: 30 Jun 2016
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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 empowerment has not worked well. Nor will it end soon http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21576655-black-economic-empowerment-has-not-worked-well-nor-will-it-end-soon-fools-gold Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Effective Thinking" Subscribe to Seeker Daily! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY _________________________ Seeker Daily is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more Seeker Daily: http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily now has a newsletter! Get a weekly round-up of our most popular videos across all the shows we make here at Seeker Daily. For more info and to sign-up, click here. http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Subscribe now! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily on Twitter https://twitter.com/seekerdaily Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez Seeker Daily on Facebook http://bit.ly/1qcsFTk Seeker Daily on Google+ http://bit.ly/1OmDEQa Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

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  • Duration: 17:56
  • Updated: 24 May 2013
  • views: 15648
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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 Tunisia, and Honorable Hlobisile Ndlovu, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture of Swaziland. These women leaders share their experiences and challenges running for office, their ambitions, their role models and their vision for a future of Africa with equal representation. All of those featured in Women Rising are trailblazers; women who have taken up the mantle and paved the way for others to follow suit. Is one born or made a leader? What are the lessons that can be learnt from those who have come before? What are the characteristics that lead to success in leadership? These are explored in Women Rising. The documentary was commissioned jointly by FEMNET and UNDP and produced by InCA as part of a series on Women in Development in Africa. ©Copyright, 2013
https://wn.com/Women_Rising_Political_Leadership_In_Africa
Political instability in Africa

Political instability in Africa

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  • Duration: 2:31
  • Updated: 25 May 2014
  • views: 586
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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.
https://wn.com/Political_Instability_In_Africa
5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

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  • Duration: 8:59
  • Updated: 05 Sep 2014
  • views: 513
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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.
https://wn.com/5_Key_Issues_For_Africa's_Political_Economic_Development
Network Africa: Parties Boycott Burundi Political Peace Talks

Network Africa: Parties Boycott Burundi Political Peace Talks

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  • Duration: 6:53
  • Updated: 13 Jul 2016
  • views: 185
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For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
https://wn.com/Network_Africa_Parties_Boycott_Burundi_Political_Peace_Talks
Political Leadership in Africa

Political Leadership in Africa

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  • Duration: 30:25
  • Updated: 01 Dec 2014
  • views: 133
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A discussion of seven senior African leaders held in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia on Nov 28, 2014
https://wn.com/Political_Leadership_In_Africa
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