African trade far from free

Tebogo Tshwane

The continent’s leaders need to weigh up the pros and cons of intra-African agreements carefully before committing their nations to them

Why African teams fell short at the World Cup ― again

A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the world cup

Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt

Nuraan Davids

Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract

Great expectations of the cartoon world war

Carlos Amato

In the first of a series of columns for the duration of the World Cup, Carlos Amato looks at the prospects ahead of Russia 2018

Your quick guide to the African sides travelling to Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition.