All articles in 'Editorial'


Violence in South Africa: What a Shame!

Holding that immigrants steal local jobs is an erroneous judgment. It is based on the premise that t...

20th May 2008
Africa Must Nurture its Smallholder Farmers

Improving services to small holder farmers will double their productivity, preserve biodiversity, an...

13th May 2008
Africans Must Adopt Long Term Thinking

It is imperative that African leaders think beyond their five year terms and develop institutions th...

6th May 2008
Prison Warders' Strike: A Wake Up Call to African...

African governments must urgently resolve to nurture the goose that lays the golden egg by creating...

29th April 2008
Will New Africa Commission Deliver?

Too many times, commissions have set out to do things 'for' Africa. Unfortunately, this has relegate...

22nd April 2008
Solutions at Our Doorstep

There are many distress calls on why Africa is developing at a slow-march pace. The authors in this...

18th September 2006
Press Freedom is Key to Economic Growth

Openness has always been a path to development in contrast to isolation that breeds stagnation. Shie...

14th August 2007
Let Africans Fly

We should be cautious not to push politics and diplomacy to limit the freedom of individual African...

15th May 2007
Governments Give Nothing for Free!

A government that is big enough to give you everything that you want is big enough to take away ever...

8th May 2007
Labour Day: Let’s Go Beyond Employment to Producti...

Africa ought to develop infrastructure that will maximize production. The private sector should be g...

2nd May 2007
Africa Should Overcome Racial Assaults

The 21st Century is Africa’s century to prove its worth. Holding onto the victim mentality will not...

24th April 2007
World Bank Corruption: Africa Should not Celebrate

Conspicuously missing in discussions on corruption are developed countries who willingly bribe Afric...

17th April 2007
Africa’s Air Industry Must be Competitive

Air transport is a vital channel of connecting with the rest of the world for exchange of expertise,...

10th April 2007
LRA/Uganda Government Talks: Welcome News

It is imperative that African countries put in place mechanisms that will spur development and stop...

3rd April 2007
The Slave Mentality is Africa’s Undoing

A good place to begin is to create an environment that will view African populations as a resource i...

27th March 2007
The Art of Trade Negotiations Should Begin in Afri...

Some African countries have sent lean and ill prepared teams to high profile international negotiati...

20th March 2007
Women Should Outgrow Stereotypes

Continually describing women in pessimistic terms on a day that should celebrate their achievement i...

13th March 2007
G8 to Strip Africa of Sovereignty

Africa should set its agenda in this initial stage by saying No! to aid and demand that rich countri...

22nd May 2007
Measurement: Key to Economic Growth

Leaders across Africa are shunning the flawed leadership style of idling while other people get the...

29th May 2007
Africa Does Not Need Foreign Aid

The continent ought to learn a lesson from the G8s failure to double aid to Africa by 2010, write of...

5th June 2007
Concerted Efforts Key to Food Security

Having interacted with various world leaders as UN General Secretary, he holds a better chance to in...

7th August 2007
Grand Lunch or Grand Bait?

Political juggernauts in Kenya seem to have a well oiled mechanism to win votes, ranging from think...

31st July 2007
Lessons from Africa Cup of Nations

The key lesson for Africa here is to build credible institutions that ensure fair play in democracy...

22nd January 2008
Egypt: Let My People Go!

If people are willing to risk their lives to cross boundaries, respective countries ought to take th...

24th July 2007
Weah: Education for What?

Going to school in order to become president demonstrates skewed intellectualism intrinsic in Africa...

17th July 2007
Live Earth: Lessons for Africa

What can Africa learn from the Live Earth hype? First, the continent should not allow itself to be t...

10th July 2007
United States of Africa: Ordinary Citizens Should...

The fourteen regional economic committees (RECs) working on the integration agenda ought to be appla...

3rd July 2007
Small Government: Key to Progress

Money can only be spent in four ways: You can spend your own money on yourself; spend your money on...

26th June 2007
Need for Meaningful Celebrations

Despite the fact that no one should take pleasure in exploiting children and robbing them of their c...

19th June 2007
Africa Should Solve its Problems!

Angela Merkel's remarks in the final communique of the G8 Summit that African countries must take re...

12th June 2007
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