Abayomi Azikiwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and First Lady at his inauguration
Source: The Zimbabwe Herald

The recent cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has been reportedly contained while the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front government makes attempt to reposition the country’s economy.

Samir Amin with colleagues

The Egyptian-born social scientist and activist Samir Amin wrote extensively on political economy and the challenges for the peripheral capitalist states. He died in a Paris, France hospital on 12 August 2018 at the age of 86.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete

The second quarter of 2018 has seen South Africa register a negative growth designated recession while the country’s currency, the rand, continues to be volatile. 

Aretha Franklin in her younger years

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul was an outstanding manifestation of the African American struggle for dignity and freedom.

Major developments related to internal and external relations are taking place in Horn of Africa states. However, those new breakthroughs are threatened by western economic and military imperatives. 

The East African

National harmonised parliamentary and presidential elections in the Southern African state of Zimbabwe were held on 30 July, but opposition forces rejected their outcome seeking to continue Western sanctions and attempted isolation.

The Trump administration withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council, while racism, social deprivation and war intensify. The administration, however, denies the escalating oppression and impoverishment of the masses. 

Delegates at the recently concluded BRICS Summit in South Africa made a public declaration against unilateralism coming from Washington. 

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with African leaders at AU summit in Mauritania | File

Contradictions between regional security and imperialist interventions marked the recently concluded ordinary African Union summit. 

From the Horn to Southern Africa similar destabilisation efforts were met with condemnation over attacks on political rallies. 

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