UK and Southern African Customs Union (SACU) trade ministers agreed on Wednesday to replicate southern Africa’s European Union trade deal in a new trade agreement that will have to be negotiated with Britain when it leaves the EU in April 2019. By PETER FABRICIUS.
When you work on sensitive cases such as Burundi it is important and necessary to be prudent, to be fair and to ensure that the message you send out will contribute to peace and cohesion. There is a danger in just a single story, writes PATRICK HAJAYANDI.
Democracy in Africa will be in the spotlight next month when Angola, Rwanda and Kenya go the polls. More than 30-million voters will decide whether their country should change tack or stay the course. Elections are usually a time for pressing national issues to be debated, and a chance for voters to hold their leaders to account. Three days in August to witness democracy in action? Not quite, writes TERENCE McNAMEE.
Kenya has been through dark periods before. Uncertainty surrounding polls, amid massive irregularities have degenerated into something other before. It seems to be happening again, and it casts doubts about the country’s readiness to hold polls. By NJERI KIMANI.
The article published in Daily Maverick ahead of the recent African Union Summit (AU Summit: Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, 27 June 2017) argued that “since [Dr Nkosazana] Dlamini-Zuma stepped down from the [the position of] AU Commission chair, South Africa had shied away from occupying other important AU posts”. By CLAYSON MONYELA.