Betting on Africa to Feed the World

Dr. Norman Borlaug was a global citizen – a man whose heart beat with constant passion, whose mind worked all the time for solutions to feed the world. Africa was the last frontier for Dr. Borlaug. Even at the age of 80, he answered the call from his friend Mr. Sasakawa, left home and family once again, in search of how to feed Africa. Much progress has been made in feeding our world....

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The Chinese Hubei Provincial Museum Outrage: An Eye Opener for Africa

The continent should with equal vigour defend its citizens against injustice and exclusion...

Time to Reset African Union-European Union Relations

African and European leaders are scheduled to meet in November for the fifth triennial Afr...

Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law

It is vital for Kenya’s friends and economic partners to realize that the crisis in Kenya...

Ekurhuleni and the Role of the University

What is the Role of the University? Manuel Castells posits four major functions of univers...

Betting on Africa to Feed the World

Significant productivity gains have been recorded globally in food production, including i...

What Makes Africa Work and the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria

Three lessons that Africa has learned in the past few years, first diversification from re...

Understanding Uhuru and Raila’s Political Behavior Through Game Theory

Mr Uhuru and Mr Odinga have no special loyalty to each other. They are hardened politician...

Kenya Must Drop the Siege Approach to Governance

Political parties should tone down their rhetoric and allow the voice of reason to prevail

Nigeria: Improved Weed Control for Food Security

Improved weed control help Nigerian farmers to record 27tons/ha from on-farm demonstration...

New York Fed and African Central Banks Synergy

Several factors underpin why strengthening relations with African central banks is a high...

Spy Wars: How Nation-State Backed Threat Actors Steal From and Copy Each Other

Sophisticated threat actors are actively hacking other attack groups in order to steal vic...

State of Mining in South Africa

Mining is the flywheel of the South African economy. When mining does well, it lifts many...

Reclaiming Africa’s Lost Glory

Isn’t the present African elite making the same mistake as the African chiefs who failed t...

Kenya’s Exclusionary Politics Could Lead to an Implosion

Kenya is in the eye of the storm. The false calm hides a greatly disturbed horizon that is...

Statement by Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Kenya

We are neutral and have no agenda other than to help ensure the Kenyan people have a succe...

Editorial
Kenya Must Drop the Siege Approach to Governance

Kenya is in the eye of the storm. The withdrawal of the National Super Alliance Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, from the October 26 race on grounds of alleged warped election landscape...

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The Chinese Hubei Provincial Museum Outrage: An Eye Opener for Africa

The online outrage that met the Chinese Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan for hosting a photo exhibition that equated Africans to wild animals should be lauded. It shows that Africa can no lo...

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In Search of a 'Black Economy'

The standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings recently lamented  that Liberians are spectators to their country'...

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Drummings of Secession in Africa

The African continent is racked with political conflict involving countries sharing a common border or conflict that is confined within national borde...

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Inward Look Good for Africa

Malawi’s move to open two cooking oil canters with a capacity to produce over three million litres of cooking oil annually, to help reduce its volumes...

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Kenya’s Exclusionary Politics Could Lead to an Imp...

Kenya is in the eye of the storm. The false calm hides a greatly disturbed horizon that is closing in. The distrust in institutions and the tossing ar...

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Letters to Editor
Politicizing Death: Where Is Humanity Around J-1 in South Sudan?

On the the second of September, a fire that gutted a girls’ dormitory at Moi High School, claiming the lives of 10 students with many others critically injured, was another test and touching...

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Day Broadcast: Another Golden Opportunity Lost

The entire national day broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th independence is quite disappointing in all ramifications. It was very un-presidenti...

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Violence on Women and Children

I am broken and deeply pained by the escalating violence against women and children in South Africa. At Bishopscourt, I met with 12 representatives of...

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Stop This Imprudent and Wanton Killing Along the...

With tears, grief and sorrow; South Sudanese students’ leaderships on behalf of the students in Kenya, are sending sincere and heartfelt condolences t...

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Africa: Why a Unified Voice Remains a Dream

Reacting to Africa: The Need For A Unified Voice,  I agree that Agenda 2063 and its accompanying First Ten-Year Implementation Plan 2014-2023 is the f...

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President Akufo-Addo’s Leadership On the Weighing...

Ghana has been going through very unbearable moments since January 07, 2017, when the mantle of leadership and a peaceful nation was handed over to Pr...

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Perspectives
Reclaiming Africa’s Lost Glory

Whenever I am talking about Africa, I am always tempted to bring out four factors as a way of introduction.  First of all, Africa is the origin of Man.  Four and a half million years ago, ma...

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Time to Reset African Union-European Union Relations

Executive Summary African and European leaders are scheduled to meet in November for the fifth triennial African Union-European Union summit at a time when relations between the two insti...

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Reform the Existing Inequitable International Syst...

Since the signing of the United Nations Charter seventy-two years ago, and in subsequent conventions, resolutions and declarations adopted over the de...

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The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

It was in 1923 that Cayuga Chief Deskaheh of the Iroquois nation came to Geneva.  He sought to address the League of Nations on the rights of indigeno...

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Nigeria @57: State of the Nation

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over...

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MA Lembede: The Forgotten Hero

The ideas of one of the foremost thinkers and Africanist theoreticians, Muziwakhe Anton Lembede, the founding President of the African National Congre...

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Regions
European Commission: State of the Union

Introduction – Wind in Our Sails Last year, I had a somewhat easier speech to give. It was plain for all to see that our Union was not in a good state. Europe was battered and bruised by...

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Africa -US Business Partnership

We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States. Africa...

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The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

Theme: The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025 Date: August 23-26, 2017  Venue: Arusha  The curre...

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Tunisia Requests to Join ECOWAS

Tunisia requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  The pronouncement was made by the Tunisian Prime Minister and Head...

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BRICS: South Africa’s Primary Goals

We meet against the backdrop of developmental challenges resulting from the downturn in the global economic order. Our discussions are thus informed b...

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Australia’s Partnership with Africa

Many countries in Africa have made great strides towards a better future with a young, increasingly educated and connected, rising generation that are...

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