Africa: Building a Partnership for Resilience

Africa has come a long way. Prior to 1990, Africa experienced very low levels of economic development. Poverty was rampant. Economies were faltering. Investments in infrastructure were low; political and economic governance were weak. Africa as a continent was fragile. Things have changed since then and Africa has been on the rise. Africa has witnessed rapid growth and development ove...

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Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Human Resources Development

Do we have a robust finished plan to guide Kenya’s basic education system towards generati...

Unleashing the Potential in Africa’s Jobless Youth

African youth population is growing at a faster rate than we can keep. Currently, we are h...

Health: Africa Petitions Trump Administration

AHIC recommends that the incoming Trump Administration continue the efforts of the U.S. to...

South Africa: Biting The Bullet with Education Outcomes

Inherited legacies must not be readily dismissed nor must they be the constant refrain for...

Agro-allied Industrialization for Africa’s Inclusive Growth

A comprehensive transformation of the agriculture sector in Africa towards agro-allied ind...

Zambia: Why is HH Still UPND Leader?

HH must resign and bequeath the party to a new and fresh candidate

The Future of Europe

We need to re-legitimize the EU by showing that it is effective and that the European leve...

Elections: Is Somalia Ready?

The election may prove to be a political farce, but does Somalia have other options?

Casualties of Western “Neo-Imperialism” and African Weakness

Although it is not the culture of Africans to talk about other people’s “houses” (internal...

Performance Reviews

The question isn’t whether to get rid of performance reviews, but how to make them better

Democracy and Africa: The FW De Klerk Perspective

We who live in democracies are too often inclined to dismiss the enormous benefits that we...

Africa: Partnership, Peace and Emergency

It is not correct to start fires guided by wrong ideas and then work to put out the fires....

Africa: Building a Partnership for Resilience

Out of 26 countries considered fragile in the 1990s, only 11 countries are considered to h...

The 14th Africa Resource Bank Forum

Theme: The Social Market Economy: Realizing Possibilities for AfricaNovember 2 - 5, 2016 –...

Africa Rising: An Update

While some have suggested that the ‘Africa rising’ narrative may have been exa...

Democracy
Democracy and Africa: The FW De Klerk Perspective

We who live in democracies are too often inclined to dismiss the enormous benefits that we derive from a system of government that is of the people, by the people and for the people. For mos...

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Elections: Is Somalia Ready?

Somalia is having its very own unique election this year, both for a president and a new parliament, but the state of the country is rather complex. Issues related to bribery, mismanagement...

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Mugabe and the Original Sin of the First Generati...

Some of Africa's long serving leadersPresident Robert Mugabe has been in power without let for 35 years, going on to 36 years in April 201...

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Term Limits: Kagame Answers Critics

President Kagame has called on African leaders to work harder in order to improve the status of the continent, which is now rated as the poorest conti...

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Somalia: Will the 2016 Elections Be Free and Fair?

After close observation of the dismantled federal government into Interim Regional Administrations and federal member states of Puntland and Somalilan...

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Kenya’s Navigation Score Card is Great But…

Kenyans line up in a polling stationKeen observers must have noticed Kenya’s foreign policy rhetoric swing from going East to settle at th...

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Leadership
Performance Reviews

The face of performance management is changing across the world with leading organisations such as Microsoft, Deloitte, Accenture and General Electric streamlining their annual performance r...

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The Future of Europe

Many of my US interlocutors often ask me this blunt question: "What is going on with Europe? It's a mess!" Some communicate their scepticism more delicately by asking me with a smile: “W...

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Thoughts on Leadership

Delegation “Every leader of people must learn the art of delegation. There are three types of delegation: (1) Nominal delegation: A leade...

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Thoughts on Leadership III

Every leader has a project; every project is based on policy; every policy requires priority; and every priority must be to the benefit of...

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Thoughts on Leadership Part IV

On leadership v. rulership “There are differences between leadership and rulership. Here are seven characteristics: (1) Ownership: a ru...

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Africa Must Rethink Governance

Hon Raila OdingaAfrica is endowed with human and mineral resources. But Africa is also the poorest Continent on earth. Africa has huge tra...

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Management
Why Firms must Pursue Social Responsibility

By Dr Isaac Chaneta, University of Zimbabwe – Harare, Zimbabwe Introduction Organisations have, for a long time, acknowledged their responsibility towards the community and t...

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Police Impunity in Zambia and Possible Remedies

Police brutality in Zambia is a well known fact in addition to  impunity and corruption.  Even the far away US Department of State Country Report on Human Rights for 2015 recently...

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Politics
Casualties of Western “Neo-Imperialism” and African Weakness

In recent months, two western ruling groups have suffered defeat in the elections. Although it is not the culture of Africans to talk about other people’s “houses” (internal affairs of other...

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Zambia: Why is HH Still UPND Leader?

Even the idiom “Once bitten, twice shy,” does not seem to stick to the United Party for National Development (UPND) party in Zambia when it comes to their eternal leader, Hakainde Hichilema...

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Raila: A Lone Ranger?

Raila OdingaIn a do-or-die contest by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga next year, my free advice to him is this: he needs to review the...

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Brexit and the Politics of Micro-Nationalism in Af...

On 24 June, 2016, the referendum called by British Prime minister David Cameron to give the people of the United Kingdom a choice between remaining in...

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Morocco: An African Country?

Morocco is an African nation and it always will be. And all of us, Moroccans, shall remain at the service of Africa. We shall be at the forefront of a...

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Zambia Elections Expose Country’s Soft Underbell...

The 2016 elections are over. These are elections that will be very difficult to forget because many things about them aren’t over. These were e...

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