Friday, February 6, 2015

This Is Africa Opinion, Editor's Picks - Issue #34



This Is Africa Opinion, Editor's Picks - Issue #34
Zim's urban land as the new profit frontier of thepolitical elite

Zim's urban land as the new profit frontier of the political elite

By Takura Zhangazha
The fast track land reform programme has been a point of political conflict since colonisation, and now Zimbabwe's political elite are manipulating the system to make money by developing urban land
THINK AGAIN: Chad rides to the rescue in Nigeria,but which Chad?

THINK AGAIN: Chad rides to the rescue in Nigeria, but which Chad?

By Simon Allison
With 400 military vehicles already rolling, it's worth considering what kind of impact Chad's intervention is likely to make in the fight against Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria. Fortunately, we have two very recent examples of how Chadian soldiers operate as peacekeepers; unfortunately, they tell two very different stories
Zukiswa Wanner: All for a thousand literaryinitiatives taking place

Zukiswa Wanner: All for a thousand literary initiatives taking place

By Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire
With four novels published on the continent, there is no better person to speak to about the production and consumption of African Literature on the continent than Zukiswa Wanner. TIA's Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire was in conversation with her about books, publishing and reading in Africa
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