Monday, December 5, 2022

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Lesotho: new party rides wave of voter dissatisfaction to electoral victory

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The Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) party – founded only in March of this year – dominated Lesotho’s 7 October general election. This has paved the way for RFP founder and leader, and reportedly Lesotho’s richest man, Sam Matekane, to...

South Africa’s era of chaotic coalitions

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Recently ousted Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, filed papers on 4 October with the Gauteng High Court seeking to have the council sitting in which she was deposed declared null and void on procedural grounds. She...

Angola tense as ruling MPLA faces its strongest ever election test

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Angola will hold its national general election on 24 August in what is expected to be the closest vote in the country’s post-independence history. The expectation of this highly competitive ballot has raised tensions across the country and heightened...

Can President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor fill his large EAC shoes?

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By LUKE ANAMI - The new Kenyan president inherits large shoes worn by his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta, a master of soft power whose popularity rose exponentially in the East African Community (EAC), especially in his second term due to his...

How investors steer clear of African startups with only local faces

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When Kune Food was established in Kenya last year, the company quickly raised seed capital of $1 million to solve a problem that seemed non-existent. Last month, just 10 months after starting operations, it shut down. Kune’s business model was “to...

Forthcoming Kenyan election to test country’s political stability

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Kenya will hold its general election on 9 August in a major test of stability in a country where elections are frequently marred by allegations of fraud and ethnic and politically motivated violence. The worst example of this was...

Desperation of contending political parties could threaten integrity of Osun Governorship Elections – Yiaga...

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By JACOB KUBEKA – With barely 10 days to the Governorship election in Osun state, South-West Nigeria, there are fears that the activities of cultists and political thugs in some local government areas could threaten the peaceful and credible conduct...

FirstBank MD/CEO Adesola Adeduntan: Sustaining his winning streak, pioneers leadership excellence in banking

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Since his appointment as MD/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited in 2016, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has completely transformed the financial institution and has made it attractive to every strata of the society. From an institution that used to...

Hungry continent: Africa threatened by looming continent-wide food crisis

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with senior officials from the African Union (AU) on 3 June and sought to deny Russia’s role in the developing food security crisis in Africa. This follows a series of accusations exchanged between Russia...

Takeaways from President Buhari’s brief, productive visit to Abidjan

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By Garba Shehu - Unpacking the main takeaways from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, starts with the gain from a side event, not the 15th Conference Of Parties to the United Nations Conference on Combating Desertification, UNCCF,...

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Wizkid wins “Young Person of the Year’’ Future Awards Africa 2017

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Nigeria’s ace singer Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid has won the `Young Person of the Year’ at the 2017 edition of the prestigious Future Awards...

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