All articles in 'Editorial'


AGOA: Infrastructure Not an Excuse

African countries have failed to domesticate the AGOA eligibility criteria leading to a trade pact t...

4th August 2009
Africa Must Domesticate its Education System

Africa must cultivate a triangular relationship between government, business, and academia in the en...

11th August 2009
Does Kenya Need a Foreign PR Firm?

Kenya ought to improve its PR by being accountable to the electorate; promoting tribal cohesion; ins...

18th August 2009
Africa's Youth Energy ought to be Harnessed

Africa ought to see its youth as a valuable resource and consequently accord them the right exposure...

25th August 2009
Does Doha Promise Hope for Africa?

If past activities at the WTO are anything to go by, African ministers stand to lose out as they wil...

1st September 2009
Gabon Violence Result of Grafted Institutions

In Africa, elections are designed to legitimize those who serve the interests of powers that sap the...

8th September 2009
Norman Borlaug: A Tribute

Africa has a lot to learn from the late Norman Borlaug. One of the landmark remarks he made was that...

15th September 2009
Trafigura: A Toxic Shame

It is urgent that the world and Africans in particular probe the conduct of Western corporations on...

22nd September 2009
Multi-polar World Good for Africa

A multi-polar world is just but a lesser evil unless Africa’s leadership and people seize the curren...

29th September 2009
Kofi Annan: Leaders Must Listen to their People

Kofi Annan’s call will materialize if developed nations allow Africans to build their own institutio...

6th October 2009
Food Aid Under Scrutiny

The fact that Africa’s food situation has not changed for the last three decades is a clear indicati...

13th October 2009
Governance: Which Way for Africa?

Most African countries still run on inherited governance institutions put in place by the colonial g...

20th October 2009
Africa Climate Change Justice

It is no secret that developed nations’ affluence has made them environment-conservation conscious....

27th October 2009
War on Malaria: Vector Control first Line of Defen...

Instead of sensationalizing the use of certain chemicals in the war against malaria, it is prudent t...

3rd November 2009
China: Africa's Friend or Foe?

Approaching Africa on the aid platform (which has not changed the continent’s lot in the past 50 yea...

10th November 2009
FAO’s Hunger Strike: Why Africa Should Not Join

Africa ought to heed Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s observation that food aid agencies lack...

17th November 2009
East Africa Community Welcome

The leaders have set the pace and the momentum. It is up to individual East African citizens to capt...

24th November 2009
Lessons from the Dubai Crisis

One cannot cheat the market - not for long – as it respects no one. It punishes individual, corporat...

1st December 2009
Copenhagen: Way Forward for Africa

Of great concern to Africa however is not whether climate change is human induced, natural or a hoax...

8th December 2009
Climate Change: Developed Nations Must Stop Hiding...

Developed nations have taken to using the tactic of dangling money that they never deliver as a nego...

15th December 2009
Africa Destroying its Youths

Africa's education ought to enable a critical mass of African youth to convert the continent's chall...

28th December 2009
Poor Harvests: Kenya’s Mets are Not to Blame

The success rate of between 85 to 95 percent in crop harvesting achieved in irrigated areas such as...

21st December 2009
Nigeria: Oil Deal Renegotiations Expose Weak Insti...

Through institutions, to do business will not entail one having lunch with the president. Cutting de...

5th January 2010
Racism in Italy: An Archetype of Africans’ Woes?

The increased heavy-handed approach against Africans goes against the spirit of mutual cooperation t...

12th January 2010
Haiti: Wade and Zuma Should be Emulated

Haitians are our brothers and sisters who were forcefully removed from the African continent during...

19th January 2010
Robert Zoellick Tour Should not Dictate to Africa

Yes, Zoellick is welcome to tour Africa and share his ideas.He is however not welcome to lecture and...

26th January 2010
AU Resettling of Haitians: A Boost to Africa's Int...

Watching the nation go under from upheavals and calamities without a helping hand from Africa is not...

2nd February 2010
EU EDF: Will Pegging Assistance on Governance Bear...

It is no secret that western capitals have played a critical role in the suffering of the masses in...

9th February 2010
Political Leadership Must Fight Corruption

President Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Raila Odinga to take cognizance of the signal they are sending to the...

16th February 2010
Breaking the Chains

African citizens remain hoisted in the air like a flag because the very systems that should rid them...

20th June 2006
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