All articles in 'Commentary'


Harnessing the Blue Economy to Increase Economic B...

ACP Island and coastal countries are taking concrete actions to develop the blue economy

27th June 2017
Confessions of an Orphan: Struggling with Suicide

Statistics show that about 12 out of 100 000 people die as a result of suicide each year. Some peopl...

6th June 2017
The ACP Cultures+ Programme: Results and Prospects

After a year full of varied accomplishments and achievements, on behalf of the Department of Politic...

1st February 2017
UN General Secretary Selection: The Process Contin...

Twelve candidates have lined up for the race to succeed the outgoing United Nations Secretary - Gene...

23rd August 2016
Strengthening the Five Pillars of China-Africa Coo...

The curtain has been drawn on a new era of China-Africa win-win and cooperative development

8th August 2016
Name Change: Zimbabwe Fronts Self-awareness

Zimbabwe once again proves that amidst international criticism, she still has something nice to offe...

23rd December 2013
The ‘Why’ and ‘So What’ of Africa Rising

What the ordinary African wants to see is the knock on benefits induced by the growth dividends

23rd September 2014
Black Americans: Victims of Distorted Image?

The “mainstreaming” of negative images of Black people within the US has been an on-going phenomenon...

2nd August 2010
Africa’s Century: Is the West Changing Tactic?

Re-emerging and old powers are signalling that Africa holds the key to stabilizing the world's econo...

27th July 2010
Africa is Shaping its Own Destiny

We remember the commitment and dedication of our African leaders who, through tremendous effort and...

31st May 2010
Arabs Must Work with Africans

If we are invaded again, the invaders won't make the mistake of keeping us alive on this continent a...

5th April 2010
Ghana: Is NDC Doomed?

Prayers, instead of sound economic planning, have become Atta Mills' answers to every challenge.

19th July 2010
Mandela: Eclipsing Other Luminaries?

Mandela celebrates his birthday    Photo CourtesyThere is this crazy thing about the cel...

19th July 2010
Kenya's Judiciary on the Dock

When the Rt Hon Prime Minister Raila Odinga felt that his presidential win in the 2007 General Elect...

16th August 2010
Iceland Volcano and the Need for a Multi-polar Wor...

The Iceland volcano ash is a clear pointer that humanity must take cognizance of nature in its plans...

20th April 2010
Al-Shabaab: Museveni Needs Allies

Museveni has vowed to crush al-ShabaabThe recent terrorist attacks in Kampala Uganda hav...

19th July 2010
Gender Inequality and Development Paralysis in Gha...

president Mills promised to apportion women 40% of the political appointments but has so far appo...

24th March 2010
China-Africa Trade: Opportunity or Threat ?

Why should poor SA consumers be prevented from obtaining goods they prefer or can better afford beca...

5th April 2010
Electricity Firm Milking Consumers Dry

The recent news that the Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) had obtained a loan form the World Ba...

7th May 2010
Africa: Why Poverty Lingers

Nations can achieve much when they take pride in what matters to them and shun outsiders that are r...

7th May 2010
Africa Has a Bright Future

There is need to interrogate the imperial discourse designed to justify various types of recolonisat...

2nd August 2010
The West's Hand in African Affairs

General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, meets with students from th...

26th July 2010
Asantehene: Balancing Tradition and Modernity

Part of the solutions in dealing with the conundrum between tradition and modernity may be the Colli...

22nd March 2010
Constitution: Kenya Should Not be Auctioned

We should be designing a system that allows our hidden potential to rise from amongst the people

11th June 2010
English Expressions Deliberately Undermining Afric...

The word "black" has been cleverly used to describe anything ugly, bad, evil, and sinister.

3rd May 2010
Guinea-Bissau’s Drug Saga a Replica of Africa

The US recently named two senior army officers in Guinea Bissau as drug kingpins in West Africa. Thi...

12th April 2010
Why Kenya Police Need Remedial Attention

Ever wondered why it is just one guy who appears in media pictures dusting crime scenes in a city of...

19th July 2010
After Vuvuzela- What Next?

After blowing our ears deaf with the Vuvuzela’s, we must take a moment to reignite Africa’s quest to...

13th July 2010
Kadhis Courts: Media Misleading the Public

The High Court is a creation of that constitution and has no power to declare its provisions or anot...

25th May 2010
Africa and the Politics of Identity

The crisis of identity sits hand in hand with all the other crises that African people are faced wit...

5th July 2010
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