There is a well-deserved excitement about the return after six years of political rallies in Tanzania. Unbanned last month by President Samia Suluhu Hassan – Mr Magufuli’s successor, it has even prompted the return of opposition politician Tundu Lissu, who had fled the country after surviving an assassination attempt. He …Read More »
Are Africa’s Regions Ready To Embrace Free Movement On Continent?
The end of January 2023 will mark five years since the African Union Free Movement of Persons protocol was signed by the African Union. A parallel initiative to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, it was designed to reduce barriers to Africans crossing African borders. The benefits of freer movement include trade, …Read More »
Zim Re-Engagement Drive Almost Dead In The Water
THE negative spotlight on Zimbabwe’s human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 30th meeting of the 50th session in Geneva, Switzerland, has put President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s re-engagement drive into further jeopardy. Since taking over as President in 2017, Mnangagwa has made re-engagement with Western countries, particularly the …Read More »