NGOs in his country are not the benign civil society activist groups they purport to be, says Nigerian satirist, former lawyer and novelist Elnathan John.
For middle class people in South Africa to accuse the marginalised of shaming the ‘rainbow nation’ is adding insult to injury, says Rhodes historian Nomalanga Mkhize.
It’s not sex work that causes high HIV rates and violence, it’s the criminalisation of it that is the problem, argues Dianne Massawe of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce in South Africa.
It’s not poverty that is to blame for the weak African responses to Ebola, but bad leadership, says the head of the Nigerian Academy of Science, professor Oyewale Tomori.
Blaming mine boss Cyril Ramaphosa for the bloodbath of mineworkers at Marikana is not based on evidence. It is also way too simplistic, says South African academic, columnist and former trade unionist Steven Friedman.
UN peacekeepers should rather stay out of conflict zones, says Bram Posthumus.
The killing in South Sudan has little to do with tribal hatred, says John Penn Ngong.
Oscar Pistorius’ trial should be more than a media circus, says Anand Govender, brother of Elvis Govender who was murdered by a man ‘defending his property.’
Fighting human traffic with stricter laws is counterprdocutive and dangerous, says Judith Sargentini.
The ‘land grab’ has been exaggerated, says Dr Ward Anseeuw.
The War on Terror has only brought more violence to the East African region, says Timothy Kalyegira
Nigeria | Girl children will get married like it or not says gender and social justice activist and journalist Tobore Ovuorie.
Customers should not boycott clothes that have been made by exploited workers, says Atunga Atuti O.J.. But it’s a good idea to question the origins of the goods you buy, and to engage the brands.
Zimbabwe's land reform. Tens of thousands of violent Mugabe-supporters invaded prosperous white farms, wrecked them and reduced the country to ruins. Not true, says 'Zimbabwe takes back its land', a new book by Joe Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa and Teresa Smart. The ZAM Chronicle Q & A with Joe Hanlon