Online Security: The Need for Urgent Collective Action

Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. Starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious “WannaCrypt” software quickly spread globally, blocking customers from their data unless they paid a ransom using Bitcoin. The WannaCrypt exploits used in the attack were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency, or NSA, in the Un...

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Benefits of the Silk Road Economic Belt and The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Over 2,000 years ago, our ancestors, trekking across vast steppes and deserts, opened the...

The WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Africa Must Do

Africa countries ought to forge a fallback strategy that will enable them operate seamless...

Employment: Why Exit Interviews are Crucial

Breaking up is never easy to do – especially when it’s a professional relationship. Yet un...

Transforming African Cities into Dynamic and Prosperous Places

The focus on people is the starting point around which we can build everything else, inclu...

300,000 Obeying Devices: Hajime Is Conquering the Internet of Things World

The botnet has recently been propagating extensively, infecting multiple devices worldwide...

Confessions of an Orphan: Scars Don’t Make You Weak

People deal with tough situations and grief in many different ways

The Future Shape of European Security

How the European Union can adapt to prevent, survive and fight back against threats in a r...

Globalization as a Force for International Economic Integration and Economic Development

Emerging market economies have accounted for 70 percent of global output growth since the...

Online Security: The Need for Urgent Collective Action

We need the tech sector, customers, and governments to work together to protect against cy...

Somalia Happiness and What It Says About Africa

When a dystopian Somalia is among the happiest, Africa is indeed an unhappy continent and...

Feeding Nigeria

Aliko Dangote will become the single largest rice producer in the world in the next four t...

Addressing Corruption: A Roadmap to Recovery

Illicit flows from Africa could be as much as US$50 billion per annum. This is approximate...

Women Embrace Entrepreneurship

African women are benefiting from a formal education and are determined more than ever to...

Africa Month

It is important that we continue to celebrate and honour the contributions of the founders...

Constructing Capital Bridge to Africa’s Deal Pipeline

Inventing Africa’s venture capitalist communities and constructing the capital bridge to A...

Editorial
Lessons from Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng

Former Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari’s  recent protest against racism earned him two yellow cards from Daniele Minelli, the referee. Due to great public outcry, the Italian Football Federa...

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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Africa Must Do

The WannaCry ransomware attack that began in Europe has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries and is hitting new targets. It is difficult to fathom that what began in Euro...

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Africa Records a Plus in Aviation Safety

The fact that Sub-Saharan African region recorded zero passenger fatalities and zero jet hull losses in 2016, making it the best performance in the la...

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Is Africa Feeling the Effects of a Great America?

The African Global Economic and Development Summit 2017 scheduled for mid March this year was cancelled due to lack of Africans. About 100 guests incl...

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Postharvest Competition and Fair to Solve Food Cri...

Hunger on a massive scale is threatening East Africa. Drought has contributed to leaving 16 million people in the region on the brink of starvation an...

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Africa Must Seal Illicit Capital Outflow and Inflo...

A report released by Washington-based think-tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI) reveals that illicit capital flows into and out of developing econom...

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Letters to Editor
Momentous Judicial Decisions in Africa on March 31, 2016

The opposition produced the best evidence ever assembled in challenging an election result that I have ever studied and I have studied and written a lot of judicial challenges to election re...

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An Open Letter to Our First Lady Seynab Abdi Moalin

Soo dhowow Marwo Seynab, We want to welcome you to the cradle of your nation, the bosom of your people. We are part of you and you in turn have already become part of our hope and inspira...

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Khat: Kenya Should Embrace Diversification

As the lead UK Anti-Khat campaigner, I feel I have to respond to some astonishing statements made by some Kenyan MPs in an attempt to blackmail Her Ma...

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The Panama Papers

Money is not everything. That is true, especially when you do not know where to shop and hide some.Thanks to those doing business in tax haven ways, t...

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Winners and Champions: A Word Play?

Dear Editor,Refer to Tony Elumelu’s ‘The Role of Business Champions in Africa.’ What exactly is the difference between a champion an...

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Open Letter to People of South Sudan

South Sudan has been birthed with great pain. We have freed ourselves from oppressors and from foreign powers. The battle has been at a great price of...

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Perspectives
Employment: Why Exit Interviews are Crucial

Breaking up is never easy to do – especially when it’s a professional relationship. Yet understanding the reasons why employees resign is one of the most valuable tools in an organisation’s...

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Benefits of the Silk Road Economic Belt and The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Over 2,000 years ago, our ancestors, trekking across vast steppes and deserts, opened the transcontinental passage connecting Asia, Europe and Africa, known today as the Silk Road. Our ances...

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The Future Shape of European Security

The role which I hold as the first Security Union Commissioner – a post created by President Juncker last year - sends a very clear signal that the th...

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Confessions of an Orphan: Scars Don’t Make You Wea...

People deal with tough situations and grief in many different ways. Some bury their pain deep inside their hearts and carry on with life as if nothing...

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300,000 Obeying Devices: Hajime Is Conquering the...

Kaspersky Lab has published the results of its investigation into the activity of Hajime – a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT) malware that...

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Transforming African Cities into Dynamic and Pros...

Africa currently has the world’s fastest growing cities, but even so Africa remains the least-urbanised continent. Taken together these facts tell us...

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Regions
EALA: Salient Issues

The World Bank’s African Regional Integration 2016 Index, lists EAC as one of the top performing blocs in the Continent. Such positive scorecard calls on us not to entertain complacency but...

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Europe: A Continent in Crisis Mode? Perspectives From Inside and Outside of Europe

The founding promise of uniting Europe was: No more war between European peoples. The promise was not: Any more crises. No doubt: The current state of the European Union is a state of crises...

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Asia and the New Global Global Policing Architectu...

Asia today accounts for 67 per cent of the world’s population and one-third of the world’s economy, and is home to multiple civilizations and nations....

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German G-20 Presidency in 2017: Opportunities and...

1. Introduction South Africa takes a keen interest in Germany and Europe at large, given the substantial trade linkages and therefore significant i...

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Brexit: A Rethink

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the people should prevail. I accept right now there is n...

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The Church and the Drugs Challenge

We, bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs. This traffic in illegal drugs needs to be...

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