All articles in 'Commentary'

The Future African City: What Does It Look Like?

Urbanisation provides the potential for new forms of social inclusion

31st October 2017
The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

Tension has been simmering for years along this border which led to intermittent clashes involving m...

18th September 2017
Nigeria: Towards National Restoration

A Communiqué issued at the End of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nige...

18th September 2017
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
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
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
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
Name Change: Zimbabwe Fronts Self-awareness

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

23rd December 2013
Ghana: The 'Rational' vs 'Irrational' in Combat

Belief in witchcraft is a real danger to the survival of the African civilization. Mixed with povert...

29th November 2010
Money Laundering: US Stand on Africa Healthy

The US is ready to work with African State institutions to curb corruption and money laundering.

15th November 2010
COMESA Targets Africa's Economic Transformation

COMESA will champion the race to economic transformation through food security, value addition, dive...

7th February 2011
'KKK Alliance' Threat to Kenya Cohesion

KKK has nothing else binding other than bringing the three big tribes in Kenya to win Executive powe...

29th January 2011
African Union Off - Radar as Missiles Rain in Afri...

By disconnecting themselves from the people, African leaders and AU have handed over the radar to fo...

21st March 2011
Employment: Kenya Youth Grow Impatient

The trend in the Arab world should give our political leadership an urgency to improve the younger g...

28th March 2011
Africa’s Contemporary Threats

The marginalization of Africa also creates new opportunities for African countries including East Af...

5th April 2011
Looking East: Zimbabwe's Lifeline

Why should Zimbabwe look West and lower its people’s living standards on the back of high interest l...

12th December 2010
Democracy Must be Nurtured

Even in Europe, more political participation is required. In many western countries as well, people...

22nd March 2011
Law Making or Patronage Politics? Lessons from Car...

The McKinsey report indicates that by 2015, 13 percent of global oil production will take place in A...

5th November 2010
This is Africa's Time

Effective usage of Africa's natural resources will generate income for other investment

24th January 2011
EITI Pays Dividends in Tanzania

EITI is aligned with Tanzania's policy of promoting transparency and accountability in the manageme...

4th March 2011
Kenya Puts Funds in Torn Pockets

With corruption, wastage and unnecessary administrative costs, 20-30% of the allocated funds get to...

7th February 2011
NACADA Should Involve Stakeholders

The National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA) has its job cut out to en...

7th December 2010
Zimbabwe: Ethanol Key to Energy Independence

Ethanol can be blended with petrol or diesel, effectively allowing Zimbabwe to ''grow" some of its o...

5th November 2010
9th IREN EA Media Training: A Participant's Voice

Media houses must contribute a certain percentage of space/airtime to accommodate development agenda

15th March 2011
The Economy Vs Ethical Capitalism

The economic sphere is neither ethically neutral, nor inherently inhuman and opposed to society.

8th November 2010
Tribalism and its Political Undercurrents

If the tribe was to be moved from the language and traditions level to a national level, what a beau...

17th January 2011
Hands-Off Policy to Solve the Unemployment Problem

In SA, for every three existing jobs, one more will have to be added if today’s unemployed are to be...

29th January 2011
What the Abuja Bomb Blasts Reveal

Independence celebrations are meant to be joyful occasions. And for a country like Nigeria that face...

5th October 2010
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