Jean-Jacques Cornish


"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

An impracticable project that will wreck the environment

It is back to the drawing board for the Musina-Makhado  Special Development  Zone. A meeting this week between the farmers in the region and Chinese developers backed by the Limpopo provincial authority was cancelled. The environmental impact assessment for what is South Africa’s largest special economic zone has been thrown

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A good start, but is it really a beginning

There was not much talk at my running club this week about the climate summit being hosted by US President Joe Biden. We were concentrating on who would be getting in the next round and discussing the many ailments that runners tend to prattle on about. Swedish climate activist Greta

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Take the advice of the Mozambique Catholic Bishops

Trying to understand what’s happening in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado, I’m taking the sage advice of two of the best analysts on South Africa’s eastern neighbor. Jasmine Opperman and Joseph Hanlon are adamant that on this matter one should not believe everything one reads. Since what one reads

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We don’t know exactly how Idriss Deby died at the hands of rebels

We don’t know exactly how Chad’s President Idriss Deby died while visiting troops in the north of his country on Sunday. Africa’s fifth longest service President who won Sunday’s election with 79,3% of the vote, elected to be with his soldiers rather than attend a ceremony celebrating his sixth term

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