Pontifex Africanus: Could the Next Pope be African?

The second African Pope, or the first black African Pope? That is the question. Since Pope Benedict XVI announced his pending February 28, 2013 resignation, speculation is rife about his successor. Once again the question is being asked if the next Pope will be African. AS4A shares with you an article on the possible African…

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Is The AU Fit For Purpose?

Although there is no organisation in Africa that is as frequently “badmouthed” as the African Union (AU), it has done it again! At its summit in Addis Ababa in July, it voted four times before it selected the person who should head the commission that runs its secretariat (or in former times the “secretary general”…

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‘Africa is on the Right Track’

New Year Statement from Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: In 2012, we celebrated success in a number of fields as the continent sought to achieve its common vision of development, peace and integration. The development outlook for the continent looks bright as Africa is now considered the next growth pole. Follow…

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Rebuilding Somalia

On 4th November 2012, the new Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, announced the composition of his first cabinet with two women appointed as part of the 10 member cabinet. Fowsiyo Yusuf Hajji Aden was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Maryam Kassim was appointed as Minister of Social Development. …

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Congo-Kinshasa: UK and US Must Play More Consistent Hand to End World’s Worst War

Africa is covered in epithets, like graffiti. It has been labelled dark, lost, hopeless. But generalisations about Africa are dangerous. The only certainty is its size: it could contain the United States, China and India and still have room to spare. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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New President Mackay Sall’s Vision For Senegal

On 25 March 2012, the people of Senegal expressed once again a need to change because their expectations were not met by those who had been leading the country since 2000. Today, Senegal aspires towards rigor, sobriety and ethics. President Sall’s vision goes hand in hand with the expectations and hopes of the Senegalese people and…

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