Uganda: President Museveni under fire for encouraging vigilantism against ‘suspicious’ ‘boda-boda’ drivers
Motorcycle taxis, or boda-bodas, are a key constituency for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has worked hard to keep them on his side. So why is he encouraging Kampala residents to take vigilante action against “suspicious” boda-boda drivers? By SIMON ALLISON.
Airbnb, the tech start-up posing a major threat to the dominance of the traditional hospitality industry, has its sights set firmly on Africa for expansion. South Africa is the linchpin in their plans. In Cape Town, a city experiencing astronomical Airbnb growth, the company’s founder Brian Chesky sat down to talk with REBECCA DAVIS.
Conspicuously missing in Prof Achille Mbembe’s article is the question on whether the solution to the management of human mobility could be found in addressing the root causes of the out-of-hand exodus of people from their native birth countries to other territories. By Lwandiso Mpepho.
Sixty years after the start of the end of colonialism in Africa, the continent still relies on external military assistance. This should not be resisted. Rather it should be welcomed and harnessed, since today’s security problems easily transcend national borders and their resolution demands sustained collaboration. By OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, DICKIE DAVIS and GREG MILLS.
It’s not easy running a country, and Nana Akufo-Addo needs all the friends he can get – 110 of them, to be precise. That’s the size of the new president’s new cabinet, which is the largest in Ghanaian history. But critics say that a bloated bureaucracy doesn’t necessarily equate to good governance. By SIMON ALLISON.
As communities across the world prepare to accommodate more than 65-million refugees fleeing communities decimated by war and poverty, we need new ways of responding to the associated mental health challenges in order to prevent traumatic memory from crippling families and communities in decades to come. By FRIEDERIKE BUBENZER.