All articles in 'Perspectives'


Russia: Ignoring the Realities of Business in Afri...

Since Soviet days, Russia has pursued a pragmatic policy aimed at enhancing multidimensional ties wi...

10th June 2016
Africa-China Cooperation: Taking Stock

The media has an important role to play in publicizing and promoting the investment opportunities in...

21st June 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
Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Museveni Perspectiv...

Down with terrorism, long live the freedom of all the peoples of the world and justice to all the pe...

7th July 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
The Brexit Vote: Should Africa Be Concerned?

Our journalists should expend their energies and efforts in the direction of Africa's continent...

4th July 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
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
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
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
Colourism: What Can a Mother Do?

I was bullied because of my skin, called names such as “black by nature,” and I watched as the light...

13th 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
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
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
In Memory of King Shaka

With the passing of King Senzangakhona ka Jama in 1816, a new chapter opened in the history of the Z...

3rd October 2016
African Youth: Hope of Africa’s Food Security

There is no doubt that Africa has made progress at the policy level and that there have been major d...

12th 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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