This November New African took a trip to Addis, as part of AMLF, Africa 2.0 & Mo Ibrahim Governance Week. Check out our top highlights, with coverage from Sena Kpodo.
As the first black president of the USA, Barack Obama is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognisable faces and among the most influential personalities of the modern day.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has effected at least two major cabinet reshuffles in less than nine months, the latest in July.
A few miles north of Sandton, in the plush northern suburbs of Johannesburg, is Rivonia, itself an upmarket residential area. But 50 years ago, Rivonia was the location of a small farm that was the headquarters of the African National Congress’ military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation). Stephen Williams explains a remarkable story
"Great leaders never forget those who helped their countries" … a former Guyanese government minister tells President Jacob Zuma. In April, the South African government reversed its decision to honour Guyana’s founding president, Forbes Burnham, with the Order of Companions of O.R. Tambo. The decision provoked widespread outrage from Guyanese and others around the world, including some leading South Africans. Below is part of a letter written by Jeffrey R. Thomas, a former senior minister in the Burnham administration, to South Africa's president.
Last month, London's historical venue, Lancaster House, was home to a rather eyebrow-raising and much hyped meeting on Somalia, co-hosted by the British and Somali governments. Why in London though?
Pan-Africanism was taken a step higher on 21 March at Agona Ashanti in Ghana when the Tanzanian, Dr Frannie Léautier, the executive secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation, was enstooled as the new Queen of Development (Nkosuohemaa) of the Agona Traditional Area. The colourful ceremony was held in appreciation of the immense work she has done for the cause of Africa, reports Stephen Gyasi Jnr.
Cameron Duodu takes us down memory lane, by covering the nitty gritty details that went into the birth of the OAU. It was not just a simple affair, he recounts.