The Curse Of Sisyphus: Why Democracy Isn’t Necessarily Good For Press Freedom In Africa

THINGS ARE KIND OF LOOKING UP FOR FREEDOM IN AFRICA. More Africans today under elected governments than at any other time in recent history. And at first glance press freedom, where Africa used to score notoriously badly, seems to be in relatively good health. The Arab Spring, which overthrew dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, has unleashed long-pent-up energies among the …

AFRICA REVOLUTION SERIES Part 1: What Bricks, Mortar, Yams And Cellphones Have To Do With It

‘Development’ have politically paralysed the new class of African middle class house owners. They want more, but cannot risk losing what they have. And the more that they want is not radical.

Capitalism Has Failed – And That Is Why It Is So Great: From Mother Africa Sweet Words For Free Enterprise

Ever since the global financial crisis, and the casualties it left in its wake – home and job losses, broken marriages, near-ruined nations, bankrupted pensioners and savers – capitalism (at least the “western” variety) has taken a bad beating. It, and free enterprise, are considered a scourge, a terrible disease to be avoided, and the breeder of unbridled greed. What …