All articles in 'Development'


Eurobond or Eurobomb?

Starting in 2007, a number of African countries have been issuing sovereign bonds in the internation...

15th April 2016
Congo's Underdeveloped Agriculture Sector

Although the government signed the Maputo Declaration in 2003, it has devoted only between one and t...

8th August 2016
U.S.-Africa Economic Ties: A Review

The fact is that, despite significant growth in much of the continent, Africa’s entire GDP is still...

3rd October 2016
Mixed Optimism in Latest SSA Consumer Confidence R...

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator report shows that Kenya has some of the most positive...

4th September 2016
Denaturalizing Poverty and Debureaucratizing Hung...

We are bombarded by so many images that we see pain, but do not touch it; we hear weeping, but do no...

27th June 2016
WEF Does Not Add Value to Africa

If Africans equip themselves with arguments to defend Africa's position vis-à-vis the current exploi...

25th January 2016
‘Diversification’: The Much Abused Word in Zam...

Given the number of times the word ‘diversification’ has been used in 52 years, everybody knows what...

9th May 2016
Diversity Should Work for Africa's Greatness

The great diversity of Africa is its biggest strength and its enduring splendour.

1st February 2016
India: Strengthening Ties with Africa

As Modi speeds up engagement with African countries, there is an important challenge that he faces w...

8th July 2016
Innovation: Key to Reengineering Africa’s De...

It is innovation, the bringing of something new into a situation, that brings change. In other words...

17th July 2016
Sustainable Energy Future

We need more energy. We need to reduce emissions. And we need to make sure the required investments...

28th April 2016
What Aileth Africa's Development?

Africa is in the throes of yet another socio-economic and political awakening similar to the one exp...

9th November 2015
Key Action Points to Industrialize Africa

We must reform our political economy to unleash the pent-up ingenuity and productivity of the Africa...

9th November 2015
ACP-EU: Challenges and Opportunities

2020 will be a significant year for ACP-EU relations, as it will be the year in which th...

18th December 2012
Chicken Tax and Ideological Bankruptcy

Our county officers may want to take a page from the French History about Marie Antoinette’s naivety...

3rd February 2014
Nigerian Petroleum Industry Perambulation (PIP)

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

19th November 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
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
Development: Strategies for Africa

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

29th 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
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
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
Africa’s Independence: An Unfinished Business ?

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

15th November 2010
Capacity Building: Key to Africa's Growth

The centre of gravity of the global economy has shifted. Africa’s moment of opportunity is recognize...

15th February 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
Voi Highway Blockade demonstrated Government Absen...

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

16th November 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
Democracy Drives Oil Debates in Ghana

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

7th December 2010
African Entrepreneurs must be Proactive

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

1st November 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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The 15th IREN Africa Resource...