All articles in 'Development'


Cameroon Grapples with Global Competitiveness

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

29th 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
Africa Oriented Charities Need Probing

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

20th April 2010
Zimbabwe is Not Poor! ZCTU says

Where is the money from Chiadzwa going to? There is more than what 14 million Zimbabweans would want...

3rd May 2010
Australia Hails African Unity

Australia cannot ignore Africa, a continent of more than 50 countries and nearly a billion people.

31st May 2010
Enhancing Intra-African Trade

Africa continues to face systemic difficulties rooted in supply-side constraints and infra-structura...

22nd June 2010
Championing Africa’s Renaissance

Comprising a quarter of the world’s states and one billion people, Africa is a sleeping giant about...

1st June 2010
Overcoming Roadblocks in Small Businesses

Roadblocks are a common occurrence in sub-Saharan countries. They are sometimes staged t...

9th August 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
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
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
China’s Surge Challenges Africa’s Worldview

Africans who have attempted to connect the continent to its past for purposes of launching momentum...

17th August 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 is a Growth Zone

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

21st September 2010
MDGs: Africa Must Rethink Approach

Donor-centric Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have denied Africa an opportunity to engage in int...

13th September 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
Kagame: Why MDGs are a Tall Order for Africa

Donor perspectives are predicated on paternalism; charity; and unfulfilled promises rather than real...

27th September 2010
Effective Negotiation: Key to Business Success

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

12th October 2010
Africa: Then, Now and Forever

In order to understand its history, to reclaim its past, and to enable its people to move forward in...

4th October 2010
African Entrepreneurs must be Proactive

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

1st November 2010
Labour Brokers: Healthy for the Job Market?

Unionised workers on strike                 Photo courtesySome voices in the government...

12th October 2010
Africa’s Independence: An Unfinished Business ?

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

15th November 2010
A Nigeria Without Oil

My 50-year vision for Nigeria is to tap into the creativity and innovation of our young people. Our...

1st 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
Nigerian Petroleum Industry Perambulation (PIP)

The current Petroleum Industry Bill cannot reform the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

19th November 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
Development: Strategies for Africa

Development that lacks a human face is as bad as democracy that disregards the minority.

29th November 2010
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
Giving Uganda a 'Cutting Edge' in EAC

Uganda is a potential strategic trade hub for the East African Community (EAC) and Intergovernmental...

20th 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
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African Perceptions of the Eur...