All articles in 'Editorial'


The Health of African Leaders Must be Demystified

Algerians are worried about the secrecy surrounding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s health.

3rd January 2016
Africa Shoots the 'One Africa' Dream

Africans remain severely disconnected from each other. Acquiring a Visa in Africa is costly in terms...

16th February 2016
Africa Must Put Its House in Order

The continent needs strategy that bears in mind its prosperity, peace and the welfare of all its cit...

2nd February 2016
Leapfrogging Africa’s Development

African economies have not been able to generate enough jobs to absorb the bulging youth population.

29th March 2016
Reflection and Strategy: Virtues that Africa Shoul...

While the bank’s move elicits mixed reactions on the continent’s investment environment, it is worth...

1st March 2016
Youth: Africa Largest Interest Group

Only a quarter of the young people who enter the labor market each year over the next decade will fi...

9th August 2016
The Brexit Vote: Lesson for Africa

Tension is growing in the EU as momentum for a vote on June 23 for Britain to leave the EU grows. Th...

14th June 2016
Malawi-Tanzania Maritime Dispute: A Sober Approach...

Dilemmas over borders have been commonplace in Africa, a continent that was bequeathed 103 border di...

12th January 2016
Zika Virus: Is Africa Ready?

The absence of a vaccine to combat it coupled with the continent’s weak healthcare system is a point...

23rd February 2016
Tutankhamun’s Mask and Rewriting Africa’s Histor...

Sadly, Africa is a land divided between two histories: The history before the arrival of the Europea...

26th January 2016
Burundi Needs Redemption

The situation in Burundi remains volatile. Over 400 people have been killed while nearly 240,000 hav...

15th March 2016
Local Products Need Space in Mushrooming Malls

About 90 percent of commerce in Africa occurs at informal retailers, including small independent sto...

9th February 2016
Zuma Landmark Ruling and Leadership

The highest court in South Africa made a landmark ruling after finding South Africa's President...

10th April 2016
EAC Heads of State Should Read from the Same Scrip...

The East African heads of state will do well to read from the same script, head in the same directio...

8th March 2016
Africa Can Join League of the Wealthy

Africa must invest in its people with a view of making them bake the national cake and be productive...

19th January 2016
Self-Confidence is a Plus for Africa

African financial flows are already significantly African and total external financial flows in fact...

23rd March 2016
Kenya, the Refugee Crisis and Why it’s Important...

It is no secret that both local and international economic and political interests overshadow the re...

10th May 2016
UNCTAD 14 Consensus: Africa Must Sharpen Negotiati...

Africa must set concrete goals in its interaction with the international community and lay down a ne...

26th July 2016
Israel’s Re-entry to Africa: A New Era for Afric...

Will the re-entry by Israel mark a new era for Africa? Yes—if Africa demonstrates a sound strategy...

5th July 2016
TICAD-VI: Another Monument of Development?

Kenya will play host to over 10,000 delegates during the sixth Tokyo International Conference on Afr...

23rd August 2016
Africa Must Urgently Resolve Maritime Disputes

It is urgent that Africa comes up with mechanisms that will address these disputes before they flare...

20th September 2016
Africans Must Resist Bandit Economies

When all is said and done, the onus to restore Africa’s dignity rests on Africans themselves.

13th September 2016
Culture of Measurement Crucial in Africa

Findings of a  report commissioned by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) that businesses in N...

3rd August 2016
Big Men in South Sudan A Let-down to Peace

Uncertainty hangs over South Sudan after heavy fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir...

12th July 2016
Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Bid: Lesson for Africa

Africa, a continent plagued by nepotism, big man syndrome and tribalism in politics can borrow a le...

19th April 2016
Africa Unity: Call to Action

The attacks are a manifestation of the prevailing undercurrents negating Africa’s unity

31st May 2016
Africa Must Tap Into Its Strategic Location

Africa’s natural resource endowment supplemented by its strategic location presents great negotiatio...

25th June 2013
Crisis in Egypt Needs Concerted Efforts

The crisis in Egypt is a wake up call on new challenges facing Africa’s quest to evolve governance s...

9th July 2013
Obama’s Africa Visit: Time Africans Stopped Toying...

Africans must stop toying with spearheads and evolve a strategy to understand and engage the forces...

2nd July 2013
COP 21 and Africa

As world leaders and experts figure out how to handle the threats posed by climate change, it is imp...

1st December 2015
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