All articles in 'Perspectives'


Socio-Economic Transformation

By mixing both the capitalist and socialist stimuli to the Chinese economy, the Chinese Communist Pa...

15th August 2016
Hichilema: Zambia Leadership Needs Fixing

This Thursday, Zambia will head back to the polls. We have a proud democratic tradition that rightly...

8th August 2016
Inadequate Knowledge Hampers Russian-African Inves...

Africa needs broader coverage in Russian media. Leading Russian media agencies should release more t...

26th September 2016
TICAD VI Nairobi Declaration

TICAD continues to play a unique role in the development dialogues on Africa through its innovative,...

29th August 2016
Social Effects of Digitalisation

Men can’t leave their phones alone, experiment shows. Women wait twice as long to touch their phones...

23rd August 2016
Local Grassroots Prosperity is World’s Prosp...

There is no single country in the world today that is powerful, smart or moral enough to take care o...

23rd September 2016
Africa's Public Diplomacy and Soft Power Defi...

The sky is the lower limit for Africa in terms of public diplomacy and soft power. But Africa must t...

23rd September 2016
Owonifari Demolition: Security Threat or Forced Ev...

Evictions can only be seen as lawful if they are considered to be necessary mainly in “exceptional c...

8th January 2016
Uganda: Anti-Graft Crusade Must be Factual

Some journalists and media houses have turned into political activists instead of professional umpir...

12th November 2012
Egypt: Should Abdul Fattah al Sisi Go or Cling?

To best understand how complicated the situation in Egypt is, one should consider the three players

18th March 2014
African Diplomats Must Embrace Black Business Owne...

There are Black businessmen who have created and run multi-billion dollar companies and have never h...

14th April 2014
The Global Context of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is such great business, able to achieve a global revenue stream roughly...

5th May 2014
Africa: Addressing the Wolves and Lambs

I remember two portions from the Christian Scriptures. One is from our Lords’ Prayer. The relevant p...

24th March 2014
Agency: Africa’s Need of the Hour

Africans exist in a world which is owned by others and at any junction and with control they ultimat...

18th March 2014
Africa Agenda 2063: Pathways to Realization

It is our determination not to characterized by future generations of Africans for squan...

1st April 2014
Africa: From 'Hopeless,' 'Rising,' to 'Hopeful'

We have to figure out how to take Africa to the next stage, from ‘hopeless,’ to ‘rising,’ to ‘hopefu...

31st March 2014
Why Africa Must Practice Agency

Make no mistake, the reason for the on-going demise of Africa is not because of the Arab slave trade...

22nd April 2014
Newspapers Still Relevant in Africa: The Star CEO

The value of newspapers in setting the agenda, defining society and recording history, and the impor...

21st April 2014
Innovation and Inadequate Enabling Environment in...

As we speak there isn’t a single forensic psychiatric hospital in the whole of Nigeria.

17th March 2014
Zambia in Free Fall Under the Wand of Michael Sata

The Zambian currency, the Kwacha, has now been ranked the worst performing currency in Africa alread...

24th March 2014
Microinsurance: Should Consumers in Africa be Wary...

The lack of transparency by some companies means that more and more unscrupulous insurers are exploi...

24th March 2014
ANC: Is It Time to Recall Zuma?

Could Zuma be dancing his last?South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, made he...

25th March 2014
Somalia: In Search of a Foreign Policy

The idea that Somalis feel more ‘Arab’ than ‘African’ is open to debate.

5th April 2014
Kidnapping: Can it be Eliminated in Nigeria?

No nation can claim to be prospering when crime is done at will and its law enforcement is neither e...

31st March 2014
Corruption: Will President Uhuru Slay the Dragon?

As a staunch supporter of President Uhuru’s recent move towards corruption, I will be devastated if...

25th March 2014
World Realism of a Global Village

Credit goes to sociology for drawing a clear dichotomy between a village and a cosmopolitan settleme...

8th April 2014
Lobbying and Foreign Corruption Networks

Western lobbies, secret contacts, networks, disguised sources, and mafia groups exist in African cou...

28th April 2014
Building Science and Technology Capacity in Africa...

Today, Africa’s stock of graduates with secondary and tertiary-level skills is highly skewed towards...

21st April 2014
Nigeria: Africa's Biggest Economy?

Nigeria does not have economic development; but mainly a transaction economy that is fueled by consu...

8th April 2014
The Worldwide Web We Want

The Web we can trust, that is the Web We Want. The Web that contributes to global peace, that is the...

28th April 2014
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