All articles in 'Commentary'


What Does the World Owe Africa?

What does the world owe Africa? Simple: help Africans put a stop to the bastardization of their land...

1st July 2008
Parking in New Delhi: Lessons for Africa

We have as Africans, not reached a level where we can appreciate institutions such as parliament, th...

1st July 2008
In Free Trade, We Trust

The past week saw a gathering of the world?s most notorious advocates of foreign aid to celebrate th...

18th April 2005
Black Smoke Everywhere

Africa’s policy makers have since independence developed ambitious development strategies to fight p...

3rd May 2005
Sex Industry on Heat

To sell or not to sell sex? This is the question that confronts many governments and religions as pr...

10th May 2005
African Debt not a Sexy Affair

Instead of being hoodwinked by sexy good looking ideas such as debt relief, Africa should urgently t...

14th June 2005
Fighting Poverty through migration

Migrant workers remit about $100 billion a year, the International Monetary Fund estimates, a sum th...

21st June 2005
Smart Aid for Africa

Africa’s long term growth prospects do not lie in rock concerts and increased dependency on Western...

5th July 2005
Africa: Fair Trade not Aid

The AU is saying we need some fair-trade not some Aid. There is no point in asking the rich countrie...

12th July 2005
Africa: What\'s the Way Forward?

Begging cannot make the future of Africa. Begging at the doors of the big 8, 10 or 7 cannot make the...

19th July 2005
Can Kenyans Rely on the Government?

In the absence of the local conflict resolution strategies and almost a non-existent government in t...

26th July 2005
Which Way for Sino-Africa Ties?

Africa should learn from the tactics and clever approaches that China uses to further its ambitions....

16th August 2005
Homegrown Policies Will Save Africa

As Africa emerges from its isolation imposed by geography, the expatriates from different discipline...

9th August 2005
Referendum: Wealth Creation not Constitution

Kenya should be strategizing to shift from a third world to a first world by putting favorable struc...

30th November -0001
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
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
Kwesi Pratt Jnr,Thinkers and Development

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

4th October 2005
Hunger: A Product of the Mind?

Why are people poor and hungry? One’s worldview will determine how this question is answered. The wa...

11th October 2005
Are Kenyan Universities Fleecing Students?

Most public universities are cashing on every opportunity to get as much money as possible from the...

18th October 2005
Kenya’s Transportation: Always a Different Experie...

One of the most noticeable living differences between the United States and Kenya is apparent in the...

25th October 2005
Africa\'s Image Abroad

The Western media and citizens are becoming increasingly multiculturalized and understanding Africa...

1st November 2005
Demons, Values and Development

The relevance of Primate Adofo\'s statement, which cut across religious lines, in Ghana\'s progress,...

8th November 2005
Fighting Terrorism: No Easy Task

Globalization is making geography more of a challenge than ever for counter terrorism efforts but it...

21st November 2005
Why Isn’t COMESA Creating More Wealth for Africa?

COMESA is not failing; progress has been made and nothing can be expected to happen overnight. Thus,...

15th November 2005
Trade Union Democracy: Key to Worker’s Liberation

It is unfortunate that the cause of workers is no longer the concern of any pack. The informed and t...

29th November 2005
W.T.O: Africa Must Take a Leave of Absence

To address the consumption problem in Africa, it will be strategic for the continent to get out of t...

6th December 2005
Study Leave: Compulsory for African Leaders

A good leader does not neglect the self. A solid self-awareness and steady confidence is certainly h...

13th December 2005
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
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