All articles in 'Commentary'


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
Africa is Shaping its Own Destiny

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

31st May 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
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
Obasanjo: The Coup Maker Democratized

Obasanjo’s deliberative democratic exercise with the African military is a productive moment for Afr...

7th September 2010
Africa Oil Bleeding Ethiopia

Africa Oil has sparked intensive war between Puntland government and the defenders of the Sanaag Nat...

24th August 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
African Policies Must Focus on People

May the policy makers assembled in Malabo, push for a measurement culture in developing strategies a...

31st August 2010
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s “Funeral Oration”

Instead of spending hugely on the dead, Ghanaians must establish an endowment fund in memory of the...

1st November 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
Which Way for Uganda’s Housing Challenge?

Uganda and Kampala in particular is lacking over 5000 housing units leaving dozens of Ugandans grapp...

12th December 2010
The Economy Vs Ethical Capitalism

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

8th November 2010
This is Africa's Time

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

24th January 2011
Kenya Coalition Principals Grossly Misguided about...

We sympathize with the coalition principals’ embarrassment suffered after the honest and unflatterin...

19th December 2010
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
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
COMESA Targets Africa's Economic Transformation

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

7th February 2011
EITI Pays Dividends in Tanzania

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

4th March 2011
Urbanisation: The Detour

Nairobi’s social and spatial inequalities make me wonder. Why are some people so rich while others s...

12th April 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
Samuel Wanjiru: Disturbing Questions

In the Western world, when a tragedy occurs; thorough investigations are swiftly conducted and preve...

20th June 2011
Media Ought to Drive Development

Government control and propaganda, have done a disservice to the role of the media in nation buildin...

25th April 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
Harambee Spirit Drives the Philippines

Brigada Eskwela is the true essence of the spirit of ‘Harambee’ at play in the Philippines

30th May 2011
Wrong Focus is Nigeria's Undoing

Nigeria not only pursues wrong sectors, but sees politics as the only tool to develop

21st September 2010
Nigeria: Things Falling Apart?

All over the world, oligarchies are being challenged; dictators are being disgraced and universal or...

8th December 2011
Kenya: A Case for Direct Democracy

Direct democracy urgently needs to be operationalised in Kenya so that the voters do not merely get...

17th September 2011
Somalis: A Threat to Kenya?

Somalis are literally buying the Maasais out of Kenya's Rift Valley region and turning Nairobi into...

18th January 2010
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