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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
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
Africa Must Tap from India

By 2020, the joint GDP of Brazil, China and India will overtake the combined economies of the UK, th...

5th October 2013
Gender Activism: Where it Goes Wrong

Segregationist and discriminatory initiatives have to be avoided at all cost, otherwise, such initia...

17th September 2013
Nigeria's Property Boom: Only for the Brave?

Contrary to the word on the street, Nigeria’s urbanization is exaggerated because apart from very fe...

17th September 2013
Nigerians in US: Taking Stock

Nigerians are physically present in US but the typical measures to gauge and report who is where, ha...

26th August 2013
Besigye Should Support Kampala City Initiatives

KCCA therefore deserves support and not judgment at this moment in time when bold decisions have to...

23rd September 2013
Electricity and Water: Which Way for Nigeria?

In Nigeria’s ‘quick fix’ culture, it is no surprise the world’s most populous black nation defaults...

30th September 2013
Mark Wood's African Federation: Pragmatic or Hot A...

It is not about the money spent on any idea but about the collateral content of what is sought and/o...

5th October 2013
CBN Embraces Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

In 2012, Nigeria had about 17.6 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) employing about...

26th August 2013
Africa as the Last Frontier: Why it Matters for th...

African countries need to re-evaluate commonly held assumptions about globalization, foreign aid, fr...

29th August 2013
Africa Must Pull Up Its Socks

President Goodluck Jonathan chats with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President W...

10th September 2013
Multiple Partnerships:Key to Africa's Growth

We should, therefore, renew our commitment to the completion of the decolonization process in Africa...

30th September 2013
Insecurity in Eastern Africa and The Horn: A Scrut...

What needs to happen urgently is to speed up the regional administrations and straighten their inst...

24th September 2013
Africa Economic Outlook

Over the past decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a remarkable turnaround in economic pe...

1st October 2013
Elections and Politics in Africa: Is Democracy on...

A woman casts her vote    P. CourtesyNot too long ago, as the Berlin wall started fallin...

30th September 2013
Financing Africa’s Development in the 21st Century

Large emerging market countries have filled the gap of late since 2001. It is time now for a differe...

14th October 2013
Liberia: Celebrating Development Strides

The critical question now is, how do we maintain many more decades of peace and progress?

5th October 2013
Extraction and Exploitation: The Case of Paladin’s...

I am sure that the officials at Paladin Africa would be at pains accepting the issues that I have ra...

26th August 2013
China-Uganda Ties: A Critique

Economic ties between China and Africa have grown steadily as reflected in the increasin...

16th September 2013
E-Tourism: Key to Economic Development

As a global sector, tourism has grown exponentially over the past six decades. In 1950,...

16th September 2013
The Patrick Ngowi Effect: Seizing Business Opportu...

The Dar-es-Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) is a means through which entrepreneurs could build...

27th August 2013
Building African Financial Markets

Making African financial markets work for investment and development will require significant effort...

23rd September 2013
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