Why the police in S-South cannot confront men of the underworld killing their officers

•Politicians send criminals to snatch weapons from policemen – Retired army officer  A Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in a South-South state told Sunday Vanguard secretly:...

Africa’s Sustainable Development – the role of research and partnerships

Research is the cutting edge of knowledge in any sector, but without the wisdom to match it to areas of comparative and competitive strengths,...

The Assault on Gabon’s Forest Elephants

VOA journeys for eight days deep into remote Minkebe National Park, where more than 80 percent of the forest elephants have disappeared over the...

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile,...

Cameroon election: President Paul Biya seeks seventh term

A large poster of President Paul Biya hangs like a street sign in Cameroon's western city of Bafoussam. "The force of experience," reads the poster...

‘They may kill you’: Cameroon faces election under threat

Rudulf Arrey ventured out for a campaign rally the other day in Cameroon's restive Southwest region, knowing the simple act of civic curiosity could...

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis: Red Dragons and Tigers – the rebels fighting for independence

The Red Dragons, Tigers and Ambazonia Defence Forces (ADF) - these are just some of the armed groups which have sprung up to fight...

How PDP shocked ruling party in Osun governorship election

Following the declaration of the Osun State election inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has...

The Renaissance Dam and Renewal of Regional Diplomacy in East Africa

The Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile Basin, which is currently about half-complete, is the cornerstone of Ethiopia’s plans for a new economic...

‘Is China’s Africa investment more than a ‘new version of colonialism?’

How should we understand the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit, which took place this month in Beijing? With 53 out of 54 countries...