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The African continent is mostly reported as a land of poverty, civil strife and endless lines of begging hands. Problems facing the continent are portrayed and communicated mostly by foreign eyes through the monopoly-controlled news media.
By publishing African Agenda, Third World Network Africa aims to provide a different, more complex and nuanced perspective. Open your eyes and ears to an African perspective on critical issues such as trade, the environment, gender and sustainable development.

African elections: plus ça change

A record seventeen African countries are gearing up for elections from local, legislative to presidential this year after a couple of decades of multi-party democracy on the continent. Is it time to re-look at democratic practice in Africa and...

Nigeria’s bumpy road to democracy

Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, after some 20 years of democratic governance, has just gone through another cycle of elections, with all kinds of challenges, writes *Chido Onumah. Nigeria’s much-anticipated presidential election took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019,...

Trade Wars: The Pain and the Gain

With trade wars topping the news agenda, who’s feeling the pain and who’s seeing gains? And what does the ongoing wrangling mean for developing countries? Amid tit for tat tariff hikes between the United States and China, trade is...

From trade war to global anarchy?

The arrest of a top Huawei executive may spark a conflict that could cripple America’s rivals and unleash chaos in the world, contends *Martin Khor We shouldn’t be misled into thinking that the “trade war” between the United States...