All articles in 'Commentary'


CARE International Rejects Food Aid

The sentiments by CARE international are a wake up call that aid industry need to be reformed. From...

21st August 2007
MDGs in Africa: Still a Mirage?

Experience has shown that natural disasters trigger considerably more interest and financial support...

10th July 2007
Ghanaian Judiciary Breaks Free from Patriarchy

Until recently, there had been few attempts to free Ghanaian women from patriarchy despite the fact...

3rd July 2007
Lack of Confidence: Barrier to Africa’s Developmen...

For over 50 years, Africa’s development process has been minted either by international donors or fo...

12th June 2007
Lack of Confidence: Barrier to Africa’s Growth

For over 50 years, Africa’s development process has been minted either by international donors or fo...

12th June 2007
Marshall Plan: Lessons for Africa

Africa has a lot she can borrow from the Marshall Plan. It took visionaries to commence the plan-and...

5th June 2007
Property Rights: Key to Africa’s Prosperity

The quality of property rights and the economic freedom to use them differs greatly from one society...

29th May 2007
Juju Clouds African Way of Thinking

Developmental problems are not solved by dabbling in juju. Leaders, both military and civilians, who...

29th May 2007
Property Rights: Key to Africa’s Prosperity

Ownership is not merely the possession of a valuable asset. Rather, it constitutes an open-ended bun...

22nd May 2007
Rich Countries Leverage on Africa

African elites ought to figure out how they can take advantage of the new scramble for Africa to rea...

8th May 2007
Virginia Tech Massacre: Surfacing the Nobodies an...

All people may have been born equal but soon after their birth, their lives are weighed and valued v...

8th May 2007
Ghana Wary of World Bank's Designs

Africa is the only continent with foreign dominated development paradigms. This partly explains the...

24th April 2007
How Natural Resources Influence Economic Growth.

Insofar as natural resource abundance involves public allocation of access to scarce common-property...

25th September 2007
The Elusive African Agenda

The world has a right to intervene, especially when African nationalists kidnap the values of freedo...

2nd October 2007
Kenyans Hailed for Solving Stalemate

Under euphoria many crucial points may be ignored. But again, politics like business is a tricky gam...

10th March 2008
German Small Arms: The Nigeria-Connection

Even the Nigerian press reports only highlight the tip of the iceberg with re-gard to the disastrous...

10th March 2008
Kenya Crisis: Deal at Last?

For businesspeople, the most one can do is reap while the situation is favorable. You never know wh...

4th March 2008
Tribe and Tribalism: The Identity Battle Rages

Just as we feel proud of our respective identities, others also deserve their identities to be recog...

4th March 2008
Black History Month is Here to Stay

Africans, despite the portrayals by Hollywood as gentle subservient sub-humans, did not suffer slave...

4th March 2008
Kenya Crisis:The Buck Stops With Kibaki

It all started with mishandled presidential elections.To begin the process of rebuilding our lives a...

29th February 2008
Kenya Grapples With Leadership Dilemma

'Leadership without management yields steps forward, but as many if not more steps backwards.

29th February 2008
'Stupidity Index': What Blacks Should Do

James Watson is right; the black man judged from a white man’s lenses that seem keen to perpetuate m...

23rd October 2007
Africa's Agenda: Who is Calling the Tune?

Africa ought to stop, pause, consider where it lost track and create its own sellable brand. As long...

30th October 2007
Ethnicity: Releasing Africa’s “Suppressed Rage”

The idea isn’t only to avoid “ethnic rage” disguised under false peace but also acknowledging like P...

12th February 2008
Mugabe: The End of an Era?

With the advent of Dr Makoni, Mugabe may be nibbling at his last public cake before receding into th...

15th February 2008
Sovereignty or Responsibility? : Kenya at Crossroa...

Sovereignty can go, it did not create people; people made it. The State is a creature of human want;...

29th February 2008
Let’s Focus on Africa and Africans

It is clear that the British and other Western NGOs make adjustments to their own political environm...

3rd January 2006
Kwesi Pratt Jnr,Thinkers and Development

\"Once in a while, a true intellectual revolutionary appears, without whose recorded thoughts, the w...

4th October 2005
The Dilemma of Short Term and Long Term

Term limits in most of the African countries were introduced after 1980 during the second wave of li...

20th September 2005
U.N Summit not a solution to Poverty

To export the African problem to the U.N. will perpetuate the predicament that Africa faces at the m...

13th September 2005
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