Business Day (South Africa) - 31 July 2017: As Zimbabweans brace themselves for the prospect of their 93-year-old president being re-elected in 2018, Nigeria is pushing for younger people to be eligible for political office.
The voting age in Nigeria is 18, but to be president or a governor in one of the country’s 36 states, citizens need to be at least 40 years old — and 35 to be a senator.
Last week, the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives passed the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, which includes provisions to allow young people to run for president from the age of 35 and as a governor or senator at 30.
BUSINESS DAY (SA) Dianna Games - East Africa’s largest supermarket chain, Nakumatt, has long epitomised an "Africa rising" success story, with its rapid growth from a small family-owned company to a retail behemoth in a region many analysts described a few years ago as a new frontier for consumer growth.
Mining frameworks and regulations are always contested terrain, mostly between the multinational companies that dig up the riches and the governments that host them. In Africa, the issue of how to manage resource endowments among stakeholders is even more emotional, and urgent, because of the poverty of mineral-rich countries.