Radovan Krejcir: International Criminal and Self-Proclaimed “James Bond”

A Volkswagen Cross Polo sits in an empty bay opposite Money Point on a quiet Wednesday in the suburb of Bedfordview, Johannesburg. Unknown to the people in its vicinity, it is rigged with explosives. A matte black BMW creeps into the parking lot and assumes its usual spot next to the Money Point store. At … Continue reading

UPDATE: US Sends Troops to Nigeria

On Wednesday the 21st April 2014, the White House announced that 80 members of the United States armed forces had been deployed to Chad to aid in the search of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. These personnel, according to CNN, “…will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the … Continue reading

A Brief History of Boko Haram and al-Shabaab

Yesterday on the 20th of April 2014, two car bombs ripped through a market place in Jos, Nigeria, killing at least 118 people. According to an article published by the Daily Mail, the bomb blasts were timed 30 minutes apart in order to maximise fatalities. As of yet, no one has claimed responsibility for the … Continue reading

Does Africa Need a Presidential Age Limit?

In an article published by BBC News Magazine, Ruth Alexander, suggests that it is unlikely for a president to die while in office. She goes on to state that this has occurred 13 times worldwide since 2008. Of these 13 leaders, 10 have been from Africa.  This seemingly large discrepancy may be attributed to the … Continue reading

James Matthews: Struggle poet and laureate of National Honours

On the 27th April 2014, President Jacob Zuma awarded National Orders to 54 people for their extraordinary and invaluable contributions to South African society. These honours can be awarded to any South African citizen for civil or military service, or for an act of bravery that is seen to go beyond the call of duty. One … Continue reading