Piotr Cieplak notes that with a median age of just 18.7 years less than half of Rwanda’s population experienced the genocide first-hand. He asks whether this will change the way Kagame publicly discusses the events of 1994.
Hannah Gibson describes how the death of President Mutharika sent shockwaves through Malawi’s fragile political system and argues that the fallout highlights the predominance of personalities in Malawian politics.
Rapid urbanisation is being portrayed – by the UN, the World Bank and many others – as a potential developmental “silver bullet” for Africa. Edward Paice argues these claims are too simplistic and overly-optimistic.
With Britain re-embracing a closer alignment of aid programmes and foreign policy, will support be given to countries attempting to build a base for their economic growth? Jenny Congrave sought some answers.
The mere presence of cyber cafes and WAP enabled mobile phones will not entice the vast majority of Africans to go online, unless what they can access is relevant to their everyday lives, suggests Jonathan Bhalla.
The challenge for technology entrepreneurs, business, NGOs and think tanks in Africa is to focus attention on clearly documenting what works – how and why – so lessons can be learned says Jonathan Bhalla.