All articles in 'Development'


Oil Dependency is Africa’s Undoing

Arabs have oil, Europe has technology and industries but Africa has plenty of natural resources. How...

4th August 2008
Beijing 2008 Olympics and Africa

Clearly, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games offer a strong lesson for Africans to learn to be competitiv...

5th August 2008
China: 21 Century, the Age of East Asia

As BBC World TV commented about three months ago on China , this is the fastest and greatest economi...

11th August 2008
Africa urgently needs its own Age of Enlightenment

Comparing African history to that of Europe, one can clearly see the need to initiate continent's ow...

12th August 2008
Turkey- Africa Ties: Africa Union a Big Letdown

The AU ought to spare well intentioned partners of such an embarrassment by being transparent and s...

20th August 2008
Review of Regional Integration in Africa

African countries have been engaged in the processes of unification on the one hand, and implementat...

26th August 2008
Turkish-Africa Ties: Is Africa Ready?

Discrediting a good proposal because it is presented in a different language could make one lose an...

26th August 2008
Africa’s Search for Collective Development Strateg...

A revitalized NEPAD programme and a sustained implementation of APRM with wider country coverage cou...

29th August 2008
Africa Must Have its Own International Criminal Co...

The International Criminal Court is nothing but another Western control mechanism, a shelter for the...

29th August 2008
South Africa: Healing the Nation

Whilst the Constitution rules over government, the people are safe. When government rules over the C...

29th August 2008
Africa Must NOT Opt for Aid Effectiveness

The aid effectiveness initiative is geared towards sustaining poor nations in the seat of expectatio...

2nd September 2008
Africa's External Partnerships

“If the African Union that we seek is to become a reality, it must be a union of the peoples of Afri...

9th September 2008
Can the SADC Free Trade Area create Growth, Develo...

Without increases in fundamental freedoms, it is difficult to envisage how African states will grow...

9th September 2008
African Diaspora: Key to Africa’s Sustainable Deve...

There is no point in rehashing African problems at every forum. Who doesn’t know the ‘Anatomy of Afr...

15th September 2008
Pan-Africanism: Challenges, Concerns and Constrain...

Pan-Africanism does not mean a thing, and will not amount to anything where there is pervasive pover...

15th September 2008
Commonwealth: We Must Rethink Institutions

It is time to rebuild again. No one today would use a 1940s telegram when they can use a 2008 mobile...

15th September 2008
Moi was 'Economist' Par Excellence

Under Moi, people had money. The social places were active and Kenyans were a lot friendlier because...

22nd September 2008
Are African Governments Founded on Fraud?

Foreign Aid is a bribe given to poor countries by rich nations to enable the latter access resources...

23rd September 2008
Tanzanite: A Blessing or Blight?

It does not make economic sense for Tanzania, the only producer of tanzanite in the world, to cont...

23rd September 2008
DENI: Putting Africans on the Driver's Seat

Millions of Africans have the potential to benefit from DENI in terms of personal prosperity and eco...

28th September 2008
Economic Freedom: Key to Poverty Reduction

Despite past poor performances, there is reason for optimism. Ghana, Zambia, and Mauritius are eithe...

5th October 2008
Are African Governments Victims of a Global Chess...

Western governments use private companies so that if they are caught, it is blamed on corporate gree...

7th 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
Poverty Statistics versus CDF: Which Way for Kenya...

A good targeting formula must achieve balance between cost-effectiveness and accuracy as well as enj...

13th 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
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
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
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
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
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
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