All articles in 'Perspectives'


Mineral Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critique

Mining industries in the mineral rich Sub-Saharan African countries contribute very little in the de...

12th May 2014
Malawi Elections: Boon or Threat to Lake Nyasa Tal...

The last thing the two neighbours want is having a prolonged mediation process that could indefinite...

23rd May 2014
Significance of Land in African Economics, Politic...

The notion of ‘the empty land,’ ‘the underused land,’ bears for me so many resonances of colonisatio...

30th May 2014
When Will Africa Be Responsible?

Africa reminds me of the kid who always wants to be treated like a “big boy,” but then constantly cr...

23rd May 2014
Boko Haram: A Cash and Political Mileage Cow for t...

With our political leadership, exclusion in governance, youth bulge, unemployment, poverty and inequ...

20th May 2014
Banda Reaping What She Sowed

Before Banda and her Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, came to power, there was a mythica...

26th May 2014
Urbanisation in Africa

Urbanisation can help reduce poverty, sustainably, in ways that handouts never can.

30th May 2014
African Freedom: Myth or Reality?

No serious attempt is being made in Africa generally and in Zambia particularly to give the people e...

30th May 2014
Turning Mauritius into a Boutique Private Equity H...

Policy makers should sit with those who understand asset management and private equity and better un...

26th May 2014
Nigeria Economy: Does CBN Governor Have a Silver B...

Mr. Emefiele may be merely gyrating with his ‘marshal plan’ and feeding ignorant leadership things t...

9th June 2014
ACP-EU Partnership: A Rethink

The ACP –EU relationship often resembles a game played by political elite, who have created a parall...

16th June 2014
Celebrating Independence Day ‘PNoy Style’: Lessons...

Africa needs a ‘PNoy Style’ kind of tradition in shifting presidential-led Independence Day celebrat...

16th June 2014
BringBackOurGirls: A Call to End Slavery in Niger...

Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for trafficked persons especially women and...

2nd June 2014
China-Africa Relations: More Room for Improvement

China has a well-thought-out Africa policy released nearly a decade ago in 2006. A lot of room does...

23rd June 2014
Boko Haram: Disturbing Questions

We need to take personal responsibilities and amalgamate our futures, this time by ourselves. Having...

24th June 2014
General Elections: Will Goodluck Go the Banda Way?

Joyce didn’t rejoice long enough in her tenure; Good luck may not be on the side of Goodluck this ti...

23rd June 2014
African Heads Summit in US: Black Americans Must b...

President Barack Obama will be welcoming about 50 African leaders to Washington for a series of disc...

17th June 2014
Sierra Leone: Tribulations of the Country’s East a...

To our people of the East and South, we say endure these trying tribulations with every valor and fo...

27th June 2014
Is Nigeria Ready to Lead Africa?

I hail BBC for organizing a debate: Is Nigeria Ready to Lead Africa? on the 25th day of...

7th July 2014
Malawi @50: Anything to Celebrate?

Malawi’s leadership has to pull a surprise if the current socio-economic and political landscape is...

30th June 2014
Housing: Should Nigeria Turn to Iran?

Nigeria’s lack of standards and expectations makes the country’s leadership to look for solutions fr...

27th June 2014
Malawi: The Past, Present and Future

Our country will realize meaningful and sustainable development if, and only if, we rededicate ourse...

8th July 2014
South Africa: Mining Reforms Urgent

We cannot say with certainty that mining constitutes part of our future if the current government co...

18th July 2014
Somalia: The Struggle Between Globalisation and 'J...

Reactionary political departure away from sovereign statehood increases the risk of perpetual insecu...

11th July 2014
Success: Why Does it Elude Africans?

We should quit thinking that others owe us something and charge on as if there is no tomorrow.

7th July 2014
Africa: Revisioning the Future

If we must adopt the language and the pretensions of future-seeking, let that future be the dynamic...

18th July 2014
Banking and Market Fairness

Market forces compel banking institutions to please their customers or risk losing them to more amen...

15th July 2014
Malcolm X: Why Africa is Not Free

Show me one of these people over here who have been thoroughly brainwashed, who has a negative attit...

24th December 2012
Diplomatic Immunity: The Need for Exceptions

Sometimes, diplomatic immunity has led to breakdown in the rule of law, murder, military coups and c...

31st December 2012
Somalia: Learning from the Past

AMISOM’s legacy must be the end of the evil scourge of terrorism in Somalia and the promotion of goo...

31st December 2012
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