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Botswana companies leverage COVID-19 to scale technology adoption

A boom in the adoption rate of high-tech innovations in the country’s economy materialised, propping up the country’s endeavours of digitalising, thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea — the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

Richard Reid, University of Oxford The missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed...

Why Kenyans should reject latest round of proposed constitutional changes

Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative, which seeks sweeping amendments to the 2010 Constitution, is driven by a pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and a seasoned opposition stalwart turned government ally, Raila Odinga. The proposed amendments target at least 13 of the 18 chapters in the Constitution.

Kenya tries to save its meat commission — again. Why it won’t work this time either

Paul Gamba, Egerton University Established in 1950, the Kenya Meat Commission is a public institution that was intended to provide a ready...
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NIGERIA: EndSARS Uprising: A Story of Leadership in Pain and Anguish

Amnesty International has documented at least 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extrajudicial executions by SARS.
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How DRC’s colonial legacy forged a nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict

Internally displaced persons gather for government briefing in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the scene of violent clashes between rival communities since 2019. Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images
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Is Buhari committed to end Nigeria’s grave security challenges?

Buhari’s background as a former military officer was touted by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one of the sterling qualities of a leader Nigeria desperately needed to salvage her from the myriad of security threats. Beyond this, his reputation as a disciplinarian was expected to also play a significant role in nipping the tide of insecurity in the bud. Hopes were, therefore, high that he will not disappoint.

Despite having ten other contestants, Ghana’s presidential poll was a two-men horse race

Not even the wife of the late former President Jerry Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman, of the National Democratic Party (NDP), stood out or managed to capitalise on the sympathy of her hubby’s recent death, as she garnered only 6 549 votes (0,05 percent). Rawlings died last month aged 73.

COVID-19 lockdown measures push GBV, child sexual exploitation in Kenya

The COVID-19 lockdown measures such as curfews, stay-at-home restrictions and continued school’s closures are also affecting children, with online criminals and sexual predators taking the advantage of kids confined at home.