France's former African colonies are celebrating 60 years of independence. But France's influence remains all pervasive and critics say it is time that Africans cut the umbilical cord and put an end to Françafrique.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara must tread carefully to keep preelection tensions at bay. Much will depend on his choice of a presidential candidate. Experts hope he will not step forward himself.
Crystal meth, weapons smuggling, contract killings, an attempted coup — for Paul le Roux, no crime went too far. A New York court has now sentenced the gangster boss from Zimbabwe to 25 years in prison.
77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent's future. We join African youths as they share their stories, their dreams and their challenges. Come and join the debate!
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