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BRICS: Russia Open for Investment

BRICS holds a unique place in the global economy. It is the world’s biggest market, with our countri...

2nd April 2013
Mega City Project: Slum Dwellers Now Have an Uncer...

Demolition and displacement of the urban poor is likely to continue in West Africa due to the region...

12th May 2013
Fastracking East African Community Progress

It is necessary that all stakeholders take the integration dispensation a notch higher by ensuring i...

26th April 2013
Russia and Arms Sales to Africa

Russia has to go beyond just selling arms to Africa! Russia has the chance to transfer its technolog...

25th March 2013
Japan and Africa: From Partners to Co-Managers

It was 1963 that African countries becoming independent one after the other founded the OAU, harbour...

4th June 2013
South Sudan Committed to Grow

Africa has bled for too long and it is time for her to enjoy the fruits of her labor and resources o...

12th July 2013
Of First Families in Liberia and South Africa

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received a big blow recently from her fellow Nobel winner, Leymah Gb...

12th May 2013
The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepar...

The Indian Ocean Rim presents socio-economic and political opportunities that must urgen...

20th December 2013
Letter: President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Answers...

I have not, myself, ever claimed to be all-knowing or infallible, but I have never taken Nigeria or...

23rd December 2013
The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepar...

The Indian Ocean Rim presents socio-economic and political opportunities that must urgen...

31st December 2013
The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepar...

The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepared is Africa? This Occasional Paper gives policy...

7th January 2014
2014: The Dearth of Black Role Models For Inner-Ci...

Our black youth and black businesses are suffering because of the lack of concern by our rich succes...

10th January 2014
Great Lakes Region Conflicts: A Perspective

We should not forget that Hitler was elected in 1933. Even elected Governments can lose legitimacy...

17th January 2014
Power Hunger: EAC’s Undoing

The two conflicting forces that play out in the East Africa Community are the people who want to uni...

3rd February 2014
South Africa’s Liberation Struggle: Mangosuthu But...

In the post-apartheid era, KwaZulu-Natal has been marked by a divided system of political authority,...

8th February 2014
Malawi Cashgate: Will Joyce Banda End Corruption?

Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda, has never lacked shockers. She recently resorted to purging corrupt...

11th February 2014
Is Ukraine a Watershed?

When the U.S. flamboyantly draws red lines and then lets opponents cross them, they naturally draw t...

11th March 2014
India-Africa: Enhancing Partnership

Partnership is not about hierarchy. It is not about bureaucracy. It is about using knowledge and res...

17th March 2014
Nigeria: What’s Law Got To Do With It?

That leadership and good governance have eluded Nigeria since independence is unsurprising to its pe...

25th March 2014
East Africa Community Committed to Deliver

We have learnt harsh lessons from the past missteps of our predecessor. Our great strength – perhap...

25th March 2014
Africa-EU Summit: Youth Prospects

I am a great believer in the difference young people can make to the fate of their country. In Europ...

1st April 2014
How Mauritius Can Become a High Income Country

Mauritius has all the ingredients to become a high income economy over the next decade.

5th April 2014
EAC: Enough with Rigid and Logistical Obstacles

The path to EAC single market has been in the past wrought with vested and divergent political inter...

8th April 2014
The New Africa Demands a New German Policy Approac...

Respect for African traditions will have to replace attempts to impose Western concepts of governmen...

14th May 2014
Agenda 2063: Africa's Unifying Factor

The journey towards 2063 has started. It will be a long journey and we will climb many hills. But we...

26th May 2014
US-Africa August 2014 Meet: A Review

There are crucial African opinions that need to be addressed and attitudes that have been expressed...

27th May 2014
Sixth BRICS Summit: A Step Towards Global Equity?

The reality is that despite efforts to forge unity the BRICS countries continue to have differing op...

22nd July 2014
The G20 and the Future of Global Economic Growth

The challenge for the G20 is ongoing – building a durable international economic order that can unde...

29th July 2014
Russia’s Investment in Africa: New Challenges and...

By "resetting" some strategies, Russia and Africa have entered a new phase of growth in their econom...

4th August 2014
High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China? A...

Mr Ejike E. Okpa responds to a piece entitled: High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch...

4th August 2014
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