All articles in 'Perspectives'


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
Africa Rising: An Update

While some have suggested that the ‘Africa rising’ narrative may have been exaggerated and are start...

4th October 2016
Celebrating Progress in Africa

It’s clear that after years of missteps and false starts, Africa is on the right track. But it’s als...

2nd July 2013
Boko Haram, the Nigerian State, and Spiraling Viol...

Political negotiations, not military crackdowns, remain the only sustainable solution to the current...

3rd June 2013
Uganda: Reflections on the Heroes Day Celebrations

These are my reflections on Heroes Day Celebrations to which Morrison Rwakakamba responded in the Th...

24th June 2013
Japan’s $32 Billion Aid: An Indictment to Africa

Barely two years ago, Japan was hit hard by the Fukushima disaster. The world watched with great pit...

17th June 2013
African Achievements and Challenges: Learning from...

The often-cited demographic dividend of Africa could turn out to be a demographic disaster without t...

24th June 2013
Kenya: TJRC Report Ought to be Pursued

The Kiplagat report must help us to salvage Kenya by curbing the monster of impunity, corruption, in...

3rd June 2013
Sustainable Growth: Africa's Challenge

The prevailing progress is happening in disconnected growth centres around the continent, each linke...

3rd June 2013
Energy: Investment Priority for Uganda

Sustainable energy/electrification accentuates both soft and hardware aspects of development.

3rd June 2013
Africa’s Economic Transformation in a Multipolar W...

The world at this time needs new, diversified sources of growth. A resurgent Africa offers that oppo...

7th June 2013
Stimulating Tanzania's Industrial Potential

Tanzania has failed to secure its deserved share of global investments mainly because the appraisal...

10th June 2013
Trade, Tax and Transparency

Nations throughout the World, throughout history have prospered through, trade and inves...

18th June 2013
The Africa Rising Narrative: Perceptions of a Real...

Human resource development is key to improving the quality of life of the people in Africa.

23rd June 2013
President Obama Visit to Africa

President Obama’s extended visit to Africa is likely to signal a renewed commitment of the U.S. gove...

25th June 2013
Economic Resurgence: What Zimbabwe Must Do

With appropriate policies and institutional support, Zimbabwe can within a decade grow the economy i...

1st July 2013
Ghana: A Democracy Minus Accountability?

The continual failure on the part of our politicians to deliver on their promises to the people, sho...

8th July 2013
Raila Odinga Must Guard His Legacy

Raila’s legacy is much better now after the loss to Uhuru. It would be in tatters if he lost again i...

3rd June 2013
Philanthropy and Development: Where are Africa’s W...

We need to deliberately plow resources back into our own communities to create industries and jobs,...

7th June 2013
Varsity Dons: Why are They Turning to Politics?

Professor Michael Quay of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had to abandon working as academ...

7th June 2013
Nigerians in US:The Need for Rebranding

Nigerians appear to be attracted to industry where there is ease of making money.

11th June 2013
Development: Africa's Eight Bottlenecks

Now that they are getting out of that long darkness of slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism,...

7th June 2013
Bishop Zac Ruzaaza Niringiye must Appreciate Ugand...

It is a patriotic practice in all civilized democracies to remember and celebrate those who sacrific...

17th June 2013
Competitive Universities: Key to Africa's Growth

African universities ought to invest in research to enable them contribute significantly in global l...

23rd June 2013
Kenya Revenue Allocation Bill: There is Room for S...

Senators from Cord and Jubilee demonstrated a great spirit which majority of Kenyans have been yearn...

18th June 2013
Mandela will Forever Live in our Hearts

In Africa, only Mwalimu Julius Nyerere came closer to Mandela. For the rest of us, is this too hard...

28th June 2013
Monkey See Monkey Do: Why are we not Prevailing?

‘Monkey see monkey do’ means that one has to look around at what others are doing in order to draw i...

24th June 2013
From Technology Translation to Transfer

It is only when we build our new Africa on the roots of the old; or we grow new roots without abando...

1st July 2013
Nigeria's Stagnation: 'Oyibo Man’ is not to Blame

Anyone who thinks Boko Haram is Obama’s reason for not visiting Nigeria is just consoling himself.

28th June 2013
Africa’s Population: Untapped Potential for Develo...

Africa’s greatest resource is the human person and the creativity each person brings.

8th July 2013
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