All articles in 'Development'


Liberalism: Straightening the Facts

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

26th October 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
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
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
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
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
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
Now is Africa's Time

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

4th November 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
Vision 2030: Mythology Redux

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

15th November 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
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
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
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
Commonwealth: Global Financial Crisis Must not Der...

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

8th 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
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
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
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
Transformative Leadership Deficiency: Africa’s Maj...

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

15th December 2008
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
African Universities Must Fight Poverty

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

23rd 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
Ethiopia Pursues Women Empowerment

Inclusion of women’s perspectives into various economic activities results in greater equality betwe...

6th January 2009
Should Nigeria's Senate be Shown the Door?

Although Section 63(1) of Nigeria's Constitution (1999) requires both houses of the National Assembl...

13th January 2009
Can Aid Solve Poverty in Africa?

Currently, the African continent accounts for 1-2 per cent of world trade. A further 1 per cent incr...

19th January 2009
The Obama Triumph: What Should Africa Do?

We pray that the wind of change that swept through America on November 4th will also sweep the Afric...

20th January 2009
Knowledge Economy will Enrich Africa

Africa may not need to re-invent the wheel. Most of the results of the previous revolutions are alre...

27th January 2009
Uganda Must Harness Local Talent

Uganda ought to focus on its people, especially the brilliant young talented generation. They hold t...

27th January 2009
African History is World History

The very ones who claim African people owe a great debt to them for bringing “civilization” to Black...

3rd February 2009
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