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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
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
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
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
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
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
Weah: Education for What?

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

17th July 2007
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
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
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
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
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
East Africa Community: Time to be Productive

The market knows no tribe, boundary, party affiliation or creed. Left free to operate, it only under...

21st August 2007
‘Acts of God’: What Should Man Do?

Providing a conducive environment for wealth creation will enable people in disaster prone areas to...

28th August 2007
Economic Lessons from Games

When the government is planner, developer and builder, its role as the regulator becomes secondary a...

4th September 2007
Mugabe: Soul Searching Questions for Africa

Africa ought to be wary of populist enactments that give a quick fix to deeply entrenched issues.

11th March 2008
Bagamoyo: Lessons for Africa

Africans must deliberately quit from the lowest common denominator that the world uses to describe t...

25th March 2008
Zimbabwe Must not Trudge the Kenyan Path

Zimbabwean policy makers, academia, civil society, clergy, media and ordinary citizens have a tremen...

1st April 2008
African Governments Put on Notice

Most African governments are not only predatory, but they do not speak the same language with their...

8th April 2008
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: A P...

The parameters of wealth creation are gradually shifting in favour of science and technology-based...

15th 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
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
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
Africa Must Nurture its Smallholder Farmers

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

13th May 2008
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
Is Africa Milked Dry In the Name of Aid?

As Africa heads converge in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TIC...

27th May 2008
Food Summit: Africa Must Avoid Blame Game

The food crisis, new food demand by China, developed countries’ switch to biofuel crops should be en...

3rd June 2008
Hillary's Endorsement of Obama: Lessons for Africa...

Africans have a lot to learn from how the Americans conducted their campaigns. They fought hard to w...

10th June 2008
FAO Must Put its House In Order

Africa need not be hungry. The continent ought to make use of its over 2000 native grains, roots, fr...

17th June 2008
Visa Abolishment In Africa a Welcome Move

It is a shame that for a long time, Africa’s protectionist policies have confined people within thei...

24th June 2008
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