All articles in 'Development'


Innovation: Key to Development

Innovation is of timely importance in Kenya, and especially in Gusii, considering the dwindling econ...

4th January 2010
Foreign Aid and Donor Fatigue: Who is Fooling Who?

Dropping food aid  Photo courtesyNo wise military commander would attempt to feed a batt...

19th September 2009
Asantehene's New Progress Philosophy to Pay Divide...

At the deeper developmental level, the Asantehene, over the past 10 years, have exhibited what is in...

25th May 2009
Labour Unions in Uganda, a Threat to Workers’ Righ...

In Uganda, trade unions are preoccupied with internal squabbles. They have hardly mobilized and recr...

18th May 2009
With Resolve, Africa Has a Bright Future

The Continent can and should look to its future with confidence and forge ahead to give concrete exp...

26th May 2009
Uganda Pursues Energy Sufficiency

All the rivers in Africa have the hydro-power potential of 456,630 megawatts. This is not enough to...

9th June 2009
Economic Growth: Africa Walking the Tightrope

Making sure that vital spending is maintained without sacrificing macroeconomic and fiscal prudence...

22nd June 2009
COMESA Customs Union: Economically Viable?

Viability is contingent on political coordination and common economic objectives.

7th July 2009
The G8 Meeting and Africa's Development Software

What the "throw money at their problem" model does is to sustain the disconnect that exists among th...

7th July 2009
EPA: SACU Members must Tread Carefully

The EU is known to arm-twist and browbeat some poor countries into signing Economic Partnership Agre...

27th July 2009
Value Addition: Key to East Africa’s Growth

East Africa is a very wealthy region whose resources have not been optimally exhausted for economic...

3rd August 2009
AGOA: From Patron to Partner

AGOA has achieved demonstrable results, but not yet enough. We know it has not met its full potentia...

10th August 2009
A Take on Clinton’s AGOA Speech

How do you reconcile the emphasis on agriculture and food exports with the equal emphasis, especiall...

10th August 2009
Sustainable Development: Labeling Problematique?

The meaning of development, in general perception and practice, has been limited to the capacity of...

31st August 2009
White House Jolts Africa’s Development

Obama’s White House is seeking, as Mrs. Clinton emphasized in Nairobi, to promote this new mindset –...

7th September 2009
Faulty CCTV Cameras: Lessons for Africa

We must proactively push for individual productivity and an increase in citizens’ payment for the up...

8th September 2009
The Power of Freedom

A free market does not operate in conditions of lawless chaos – proper application of the rule of la...

15th September 2009
Informal Economies: What Should Africa Do?

Jua Kali artisan                          Photo courtesyThe informal economy (IE) is fas...

28th September 2009
Museveni: Africa Headed to 'The Promised Land'

We have graduated from wandering in the desert of under-development and are now marching towards so...

28th September 2009
Skills: Key to Growth of Informal Economies

In Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Senegal, about half of the informal workers have either lim...

30th September 2009
Somalia: The Resilience of a People

Somalis’ Gross National Income per capita is higher than that of 'stable' Kenya and Ethiopia!!

5th October 2009
Free Markets not Alien to Africa

In indigenous Africa, all the means of production were privately owned. The economic factors of prod...

9th October 2009
Global Hunger Index Calls Attention to Gender Equa...

An important step to ending world hunger is empowering women and eradicating gender disparities

16th October 2009
Africa Must Shun 'Comparative Advantage' Attitude

The 21st century Africa must invest in populations that go an extra mile to employ use of reason in...

27th October 2009
China Good for Africa if...

Africa's relation with its old European allies has little changed the continent in terms of transfo...

3rd November 2009
Africa Must Probe the Invented Wheel

Although common sense dictates that one need not reinvent the wheel, a number of wheels rolling in A...

17th November 2009
What is Norway Oiling in Zanzibar?

We know why Tanzanians or Zanzibaris need lasting peace in Zanzibar. But what about Norwegians?

17th November 2009
Making Africa’s Natural Resources to Benefit Afric...

Demand for natural resources will remain high and will pick up when the financial crisis is over.

7th December 2009
UK Drives Corruption Battle a Notch Higher

When it comes to corruption, let’s be honest about the fact that there is an opportunity cost to int...

20th December 2009
Shining the Spotlight on Energy

During this Christmas season, hang your lights, cook your feast, and stay warm inside! If each of th...

18th December 2009
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