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First Lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma hosts Zambian First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, 26 Feb 2013. (Photo/ Government SA)

African Strongmen Marry Beauty, And The Democrats Choose Ordinary Girls

The beautiful First Ladies probably become some kind of political bling, to make up for an autocrat’s democratic deficit. Democratic presidents, on the other hand, don’t need to put a shine on their legitimacy. They get it at the polls.


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Why African Slaves Perished in Arab World, But ‘Survived’ In The Americas And Europe

One reason is that while in Europe and the Americas, African slaves were taken to work in plantations and industries, in the Middle East they were mostly domestic labour.


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It Seems Money Brings Africa More Joy Than Good Sex

Some of the ‘happiest’ countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?