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Russia-Africa Business Ties: Dreams Verses Reality

The "Russian – African Forum" has become an integral part of the program of the exhibition and it is...

29th August 2016
Despite Headwinds, Africa's Economy is Still...

The African Development Bank, in its latest African economic outlook, forecasts economic growth in A...

1st August 2016
Somali Politics and Gendered Culture: Finding Simp...

Somali women have faced many barriers throughout history, but none was more serious than during and...

8th August 2016
Kenya Risks Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

Corruption benefits competing geopolitical interests. It breeds leaders without focus.

15th March 2016
Brexit and the Politics of Micro-Nationalism in Af...

Secessionist groups will argue that just as the people of the United Kingdom have been given the opp...

28th June 2016
South Sudan Must Be Productive

It is clear back, centre and front that the economy is sick and needs urgent attention.

14th March 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
TICAD VI Nairobi Declaration

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

29th August 2016
Why Africa’s Industrialization is Still a Mirage

One can transplant industries to Africa but not industrialization. The responsibility is on Africans...

3rd May 2016
The Lies that Black Adults Tell Black Children and...

We tell our children that an afterlife will be better for them than their present life.

11th April 2016
Critique of African Economic Development

Those who control the economic empire are also in a position to frustrate the political aspirations...

17th July 2016
Africa in Geopolitics and Why Nothing is Innocent

What Africa? Africa has thousands of social – economic and political ecosystems. This has made som...

11th April 2016
Culture in Financial Services - A Regulator's...

Trust is important. Consumers need to be confident in the firms that they choose to use, and inevita...

23rd May 2016
Africa and the Election Farce

If one goes to a list of rigged elections around the world in Wikipedia, South Africa’s 1994 rigged...

22nd August 2016
The Role of Intellectuals in Shaping Leadership in...

Africa can take a quantum leap into the loop of modernity through the genius of its people and the a...

22nd August 2016
UNCTAD 14: Soft Power Opportunity for Kenya

With a good chunk of the 194 UN-member states represented, there are innumerable possibilities on wh...

19th July 2016
Despite Headwinds, Africa's Economy is Still...

African Development Bank, in its latest African economic outlook, forecasts economic The growth in A...

1st August 2016
The Role of Green Energy in Achieving Sustainable...

Although Africa has immense renewable energy potential, harnessing the same is still at a nascent st...

25th July 2016
Operation Thunderbolt: 40 Years After and Israeli...

Prime Minister Netanyahu aims to deepen and expand cooperation with Black African countries

4th July 2016
Juba City: Infrastructure, Services and Environmen...

Infrastructure and service provision are failing to keep pace with the expanding town

21st June 2016
Africa as a Partner; Not a Beggar

Partnering with Africa is strategically and economically the safest possible route and a WIN-WIN for...

27th June 2016
Not Yet Uhuru for Africa

The statement that the recent swearing-in of President Museveni for the fifth consecutive term as le...

15th May 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
Africa Must Unite

The brain-washing of Africans about their own potential is today manifest in the failed departure fr...

11th April 2016
Setting Ambitious Goals - Russia Joins Foreign Pla...

The Russian man in the street does not know much about Africa. For Africans, so far Russia is associ...

26th April 2016
Infrastructure and Prosperity in Africa

It is unwise to generalise in a continent as diverse as Africa. But despite the global economic slow...

16th March 2016
Africa Is Ready for Business

 Akinwumi A. Adesina Let me restate that the “Africa is rising” story is still alive and...

22nd March 2016
Africa Must Come of Age

Africa is a playground from which foreigners walk away with millions, and turn around and donate pea...

7th March 2016
Africa and the Elections Farce

If one goes to a list of rigged elections around the world in Wikipedia, South Africa’s 1994 rigged...

22nd August 2016
Loving Your Dark Skin

It makes it hard to build your self-esteem in a world where you are considered “ugly” or “unworthy”...

16th September 2016
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