Gerald Tapuka


Ivorian Government Urges Gbagbo To Play The Role Of ‘Mandela’ In The Healing Process

Members of the Ivorian government have reacted to the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to release ex-President, Laurent Koudou Gbagbo by calling on the former statesman to play the role Nelson Mandela played in South Africa when he left prison in 1990. While meeting in an emergency meeting […]


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


Zero In His Own Country, Hero in A Foreign Land; The Story Of Mamoudou Gassama

A Malian immigrant has been granted an official audience by the French President, Emmanuel Macron at the Champs D’Elysée. It was a historic meeting last Monday between Mamoudou Gassama and Emmanuel Macron who promised the 22 year old Malian French citizenship and a place in the prestigious national Fire Fighting […]


The Church In Africa And Politics

Even though Christianity was introduced to Africa by the West, Africa today is one of the largest Christian communities in the world with places like DR Congo that has some of the largest Catholic communities (31 million faithful). Moreover, tele-evangelism is on the rise with the growth of Pentecostalism in […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]