South Africa: Breakfast With Mamphela Ramphele
[Daily Maverick]The Agang leader has botched a marriage with the Democratic Alliance and is working on the fringes. Once the Great Hope, she is now an afterthought. What happened? RICHARD POPLAK eats and listens.
South Sudan: The Reason and Background to the Present Crisis - A Book Review
[SSNA]It was obvious, however, to some learned national thinkers that this present crisis would happen even after independence. Because, there was no clarity on leaders tendencies struggle since from day one. Principally, when those of Anya anya Two and the SPLM were emerging in early 1980s. This was started from the name, objective and leadership of the movement.
Africa: Africa's Urban Revolution - a Review
[Africa Research Institute]Africa's Urban Revolution is both an ambitious title and an ambitious endeavour. Contained within just over 300 pages is a detailed account of the revolution - or revolutions - that are taking place across the continent. Rather than being political in nature, the titular revolution refers to an "urban transition" characterised by the dynamism of the continent's cities.
Zimbabwe: Soyinka On Religion, Atheism and Hypocrisy
[The Herald]THE Nigerian poet and dramatist, Wole Soyinka, uses the satirist trope to lambast man's foibles in his quest to hoodwink his fellows for self-aggrandisement through religion.In "Three Short Plays" (1969), Soyinka explores the oppressive nature of religion on the psyche, its creation of anomalies and its fostering of hypocrisy and deification, using Islam, Christianity and Traditional African Religion.