“Before we can begin to rebuild, we must clear the rubble of corruption, for it has left our taxes in ruins; we must clear the rubble of donor dependency, for it has left our dignity in ruins,” he added.
“In the years I spent there, Bram Fischer was with us until one day he slipped and fell, fracturing the collar of his femur. He was left without treatment for fourteen days,”
Anyone who knew him will tell you he was his own man. When politics and the ruling party took a dismal turn in South Africa he was never afraid to speak out against the ill-advised actions of many of his former comrades.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) says closing the overall gender gap across politics, economics, health and education narrowed for the first time in three years. This was in their latest Global Gender Gap report, where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reported to have closed 68 per cent of the gender gap so far. Roberto Crotti, Lead for the Centre for the New Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum joins CNBC Africa from Geneva for more.
Earlier this year Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, embarked on his second term as president pledging “constructive” dialogue with the opposition. This followed tense elections in which Sall was accused of preventing some of his main rivals from running.
Mozambique goes to the polls next Tuesday, October 15, against a backdrop of new investment plans that would significantly improve the country’s economic growth outlook, but also some concern over the possibility of conflict in what is guaranteed to be a disputed outcome.
Hopes that the end of President Robert Mugabe’s ruinous rule in November 2017 would help put the country on a new path of peace and prosperity have long dissipated. Efforts by his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attract foreign investors, who are critical in reviving Zimbabwe’s ailing economy, have also largely failed.
Prior to his death, Mugabe travelled several times to Singapore to seek medical treatment as pictures of the gaunt, gray-haired former leader circulate on social media.