Susan Russell
Susan Russell is the editor of Good Governance Africa’s quarterly journal, Africa in Fact. She has worked in the media industry for more than 30 years as a journalist, editor, publisher, and as a general manager. Career highlights include several years working for Business Day and more than a decade as a reporter, editor and General Manager at the Sunday Times in Johannesburg.
Editorial – Good governance is inclusive 

Editorial – Good governance is inclusive 

In setting out to interrogate what inclusive governance looks like and why it is a non-negotiable if Africa is to reach its development goals, this issue of Africa in Fact has harnessed the insights of a wide range of contributors, both old and new.  A reading of the...

Editorial: Transnational crime an ever-evolving menace

Editorial: Transnational crime an ever-evolving menace

Welcome to the first issue of Africa in Fact for 2023, which we devote to the phenomenon of transnational organised crime (TOC), an ever-evolving menace that threatens the security, well-being, and livelihoods of millions of people on this continent, subverting...

Editorial: The burden of being female

Editorial: The burden of being female

This edition of Africa in Fact focuses on Africa’s girls, 308 million of them under the age of 18, far too many of whom find themselves at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to accessing health, education, and the other tools that offer the promise of a better...

Foreword

Foreword

In an article headlined ‘While America slept, China became indispensable’, published by Foreign Policy in May this year, journalist Howard W French, an old China hand and former New York Times China bureau chief, observed that “China has spent several decades engaging...

Editorial: Code Red for Africa – and the world 

Editorial: Code Red for Africa – and the world 

The first issue of Africa in Fact this year takes a hard look at how the decisions, agreements – and disagreements  – not to say disappointments that characterised the 26th  annual United Nations (UN) global climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland last...

Editorial: Post-covid and a brave new world

Editorial: Post-covid and a brave new world

This editorial is written from Johannesburg as the third wave of coronavirus infections subsides – even while health authorities and government are warning citizens to brace for a fourth, predicted to hit the country in November/ December this year. This scenario is...

Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

The 1950s, 60s and 70s were a heady time for Africa, as the continent broke free from the shackles of colonialism after more than a century of formal European rule following the 1884-5 Berlin Conference. Leaders in the vanguard, such Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, whose…

Editor’s Note: A question of priority

Editor’s Note: A question of priority

This edition of Africa in Fact was planned early this year with no inkling that two months later the world would be engulfed by a health crisis that has not only revealed weaknesses in healthcare systems in countries both rich and poor, but has demonstrated that the...

Susan Russell
Susan Russell is the editor of Good Governance Africa’s quarterly journal, Africa in Fact. She has worked in the media industry for more than 30 years as a journalist, editor, publisher, and as a general manager. Career highlights include several years working for Business Day and more than a decade as a reporter, editor and General Manager at the Sunday Times in Johannesburg.
Editorial – Good governance is inclusive 

Editorial – Good governance is inclusive 

In setting out to interrogate what inclusive governance looks like and why it is a non-negotiable if Africa is to reach its development goals, this issue of Africa in Fact has harnessed the insights of a wide range of contributors, both old and new.  A reading of the...

Editorial: The burden of being female

Editorial: The burden of being female

This edition of Africa in Fact focuses on Africa’s girls, 308 million of them under the age of 18, far too many of whom find themselves at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to accessing health, education, and the other tools that offer the promise of a better...

Foreword

Foreword

In an article headlined ‘While America slept, China became indispensable’, published by Foreign Policy in May this year, journalist Howard W French, an old China hand and former New York Times China bureau chief, observed that “China has spent several decades engaging...

Editorial: Post-covid and a brave new world

Editorial: Post-covid and a brave new world

This editorial is written from Johannesburg as the third wave of coronavirus infections subsides – even while health authorities and government are warning citizens to brace for a fourth, predicted to hit the country in November/ December this year. This scenario is...

Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

The 1950s, 60s and 70s were a heady time for Africa, as the continent broke free from the shackles of colonialism after more than a century of formal European rule following the 1884-5 Berlin Conference. Leaders in the vanguard, such Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, whose…

Editor’s Note: A question of priority

Editor’s Note: A question of priority

This edition of Africa in Fact was planned early this year with no inkling that two months later the world would be engulfed by a health crisis that has not only revealed weaknesses in healthcare systems in countries both rich and poor, but has demonstrated that the...