All articles in 'Development'


Nigeria Rethinking Oil Dependency

If it is true that commodity prices will fall 20-25% in the coming year, it is crucial that Nigeria...

20th October 2008
Why Monetary Union is Good for Africa

Unlike the European monetary approach to create an optimal currency area, an African monetary system...

24th November 2008
Africa -Sweden Ties: From Aid to Partnership

Development cooperation has to break new ground, be broad-based and move away from traditional aid-b...

28th October 2008
Liberalism: Straightening the Facts

To accuse liberalism of “predatory globalisation and infectious accumulation” is to spite the very f...

26th October 2008
Transformative Leadership Deficiency: Africa’s Maj...

Africa needs transformative leaders as opposed to transactional leaders, if the continent is to exp...

15th December 2008
Tanzanian Musicians and Sportspeople Need a Mental...

This sluggish culture is rife among Tanzanian artists and sportspeople. Could it be a result of our...

9th December 2008
Tripartite Summit Good News for Africa

Africa Union with 53 countries has a total population of 917,564,000 with a total GDP of US $ 1,065...

21st October 2008
Now is Africa's Time

Until 711 AD when Arabs finally conquered Egypt and the destruction of African civilization began, A...

4th November 2008
Brazil and Africa: Building a Social Development A...

As the historian and diplomat Alberto da Costa e Silva says, only those who do not know Africa may f...

1st November 2008
Euro - Asia Wars: Which Way for Africa?

Instead of always begging the West to reduce their debt and subsidies to Western farmers, Africans m...

21st October 2008
Africans Can Change their Destiny

The continent has abundant resources. It should not settle for crumbs that only encourage it to sit...

1st December 2008
Why the United States of Africa is a Mirage

Even in the African Union, member countries are deeply divided to the extent that they cannot come u...

5th January 2009
Is Kenya Headed for a Class War?

“We will never have peace unless we address the problems of the underclass,” says Dr. Mulindi

16th December 2008
Mauritius Textile Industry: What Future?

There is a future for the textile sector in Mauritius if all stakeholders “want” a future and “act”...

24th November 2008
Sudan Must Resist Free Goodies

Our development partners are not going to aid us indefinitely. With the current global economic melt...

27th October 2008
Latin America and Africa: The Need for Closer Coop...

In the case of Latin America and Africa, when the poor stand together in solidarity, there can only...

13th October 2008
IBSA Dialogue Forum: A Strategic Partnership

The potential of the IBSA forum as a strategic partnership between three regional powers from three...

26th October 2008
Global Financial Crisis:Free Market Advocates have...

It is wrong for Tajudeen to insinuate that when individuals engage in private enterprise; they do n...

14th October 2008
Historic First EAC-SADC-COMESA Tripartite Summit

The Summit was held In pursuit of the broader objectives of the African Union to accelerate economic...

28th October 2008
Europe-Africa: the Indispensable Partnership

We must change the donor-recipient patterns of behaviour which generate on each side paternalistic o...

10th November 2008
Regional Integration No Magic Bullet

The tripartite meeting in Kampala, in which officials from 26 African countries agreed to form one t...

3rd November 2008
Why ‘Decent Jobs’ Become ‘No Jobs’ for the Unemplo...

When applied to jobs, ‘decent’ has a variety of meanings, depending on who does the interpreting. A...

27th October 2008
Financial Integration: Key to Intra- Africa Trade...

Promoting investment is one of the main reasons for establishing regional integration. Regional inte...

14th October 2008
Reflections on Africa's Lost Generation

We do not take time to interrogate history to determine whether the ongoing crisis has anything to d...

9th December 2008
Commonwealth: Global Financial Crisis Must not Der...

The challenges which the world presents us – financial, developmental or environmental – can only be...

8th December 2008
Economics of Pan-Afrikanism in Contemporary Africa

Namibia and Germany have a ‘special relationship.” Francophone countries adore their linkages with F...

18th November 2008
East Africa Integration: Why Tanzania is Cautious

If we sincerely mean business, Kenya should harmonize her notorious and nasty land policies whilst U...

15th December 2008
African Universities Must Fight Poverty

Neglect of science and technology in African universities has been compounded by a failure to focus...

23rd December 2008
North Africa: Proper Land Policies Crucial to Deve...

Easing barriers to land transactions can give way to many other social and economic benefits

14th December 2008
Vision 2030: Mythology Redux

Like sheep led to the slaughter, we are to buy the rebranded document loaded in governmentspeak jarg...

15th November 2008
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