All articles in 'Development'


Africa Oriented Charities Need Probing

First, they came for our babies. Now, they want to adopt African women’s private parts.

20th April 2010
Donor Dependence: Suicidal?

Nothing will move until we move to the ground. Donors will largely remain comfortable addressing sem...

24th May 2010
River Nile: Egypt Should Mend Fences

River NileThere is a standoff regarding who should and who should not use the waters of...

4th May 2010
Capitalism in Africa: Self Interest Can Disappoint

There ought to be a new global economic and financial order that will leverage productivity in Afric...

22nd June 2010
Can Africa Claim the 21st Century?

The peoples of Africa must gain the conviction that they are not, and must not be wards of benevolen...

15th June 2010
Cost of Power Outages in Zimbabwe's Mining Sector

In Zimbabwe, poor electricity supply is perhaps the greatest infrastructure problem confronting the...

10th August 2010
This is Africa's Century

The importance of Africa to the G8 and G20 summits saw Canada’s leading daily newspaper The Globe An...

29th June 2010
Business Tips for Somali in Diaspora

In Britain, at least 1 in 3 of businesses fail in their first three years. However, despite this gri...

30th August 2010
Narrowing the Rich-Poor Gap

Those who advocate policies on behalf of the poor have to accept that their policies must align with...

16th August 2010
Harmonising Institutions in Africa

Despite the admirable role of continental institutions and RECs in Africa, a lot more work needs to...

10th September 2010
Mentoring Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Ea...

How can the majority of student accountants and members employed by SMEs or SMPs continue to play th...

30th August 2010
Freeing South Africa's Economy for Growth

SA has it directly within its power to increase economic growth by adopting policies that will rapid...

21st September 2010
Will the SA-China Trade Agreement Benefit Consumer...

SA is reluctant to proceed with a free trade agreement prompted mainly by its concern to protect ves...

7th September 2010
Africa: Short of Thinkers?

We need to do more thinking in Africa or better still, more thinking directed to Africa by Africans.

27th September 2010
Africa is a Growth Zone

The quest to achieve MDGs therefore ought not to transform the continent into some huge NGO

21st September 2010
EAC has Vast Opportunities for the Youth

I have seen what lack of opportunities, misinformation, and the lack of engagement can do to young p...

5th October 2010
Kenya Registers Consumer Confidence

Kenyans are feeling more optimistic about the future with a 58% feeling more positive about the futu...

28th September 2010
Lessons from South Korea

I am keen to learn the type of incentives Koreans offered their leaders in order to create the legen...

18th October 2010
Effective Negotiation: Key to Business Success

A farmer protests during the WTO negotiations             Photo courtesyNegotiation, fro...

12th October 2010
State must Promote Diamond Driven Empowerment

Zimbabwe is set to become the largest producer of diamonds in the world by 2013.

15th November 2010
African Entrepreneurs must be Proactive

African entrepreneurs must be aware of the regional, continental and global business dynamics in ord...

1st November 2010
Millions Go Hungry as Obesity Rages

The prevailing paradigm within which issues of food security are discussed in relation to Africa is...

19th November 2010
Africa’s Independence: An Unfinished Business ?

Is Africa's renaissance bearing fruit?This year, 17 African countries are celebrating th...

15th November 2010
Cameroon Grapples with Global Competitiveness

Cameroon’s private sector feels that it is being constantly lashed with disincentives

29th November 2010
Voi Highway Blockade demonstrated Government Absen...

The new constitutional dispensation finally offers hope of delivering government to the people throu...

16th November 2010
Women Group Spearheads Poverty Battle

We work hard, respect teamwork, focus on our future and that of our families and collaboration with...

22nd December 2010
Democracy Drives Oil Debates in Ghana

From the on-going oil debates, Ghanaians are drawing hard lessons from the international system.

7th December 2010
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Human Face of...

Critics argue that CSR is another strategy for companies to win over more customers and make more mo...

21st March 2011
Nigeria EITI: After Validation, What Next?

There is an urgent need to review and amend the NEITI Act to tighten loose ends.

10th January 2011
Least Developed Countries: Reservoirs of Untapped...

Investing in LDCs can provide the stimulus that will help to propel and sustain global economic reco...

10th May 2011
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