Op-Ed: Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa and the reprisal attacks in other African countries targeting South Africa makes African integration hang in the balance.

Op-Ed: What you need to know about Tunisia’s presidential election

Tunisia’s voters took to the polls on Sunday, September 15, in the first round of the second democratic direct presidential election in the country’s history.

How Old Mutual could have avoided a costly legal battle with Peter Moyo

Old Mutual could have avoided its costly legal battle with sacked CEO Peter Moyo if it had explored more options to manage the conflict of interest with Moyo and his company NMT Capital – the issue at the heart of the dismissal.

Op-Ed: What are the steps needed to challenge the gender divide ?

In recent years there has been significant improvements towards empowering women in Africa and the Middle East (AME). Despite these steps towards inclusion, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap index[1], it will take more than 150 years to close the gender gap between men and women in Africa and the Middle East.

Op-Ed: Shot and stripped of his seat, Tanzania opposition MP Tundu Lissu keeps fighting

For three consecutive weeks leading up to 19 August 2017, police or intelligence agents allegedly followed opposition chief whip, and perennial thorn in the president’s side, Tundu Lissu wherever he went.

Op-Ed: Progress in pest prevention offers hope for Africa’s food security

Food and nutrition insecurity is a chronic problem for Africa. Despite decades of humanitarian and development efforts, one in five Africans remain undernourished and a third of Africa’s children are stunted.

Op-Ed: Has Trump misjudged China ?

With the yuan’s latest depreciation, China is upping the ante in its trade war with the US. This has significant market and economic implications.

Op-Ed: Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.