All articles in 'Development'


Africa is a Growth Zone

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

21st September 2010
Labour Brokers: Healthy for the Job Market?

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

12th October 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
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
Lessons from South Korea

I am keen to learn the type of incentives Koreans offered their leaders in order to create the legen...

18th October 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
Africa’s Independence: An Unfinished Business ?

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

15th November 2010
Cameroon Grapples with Global Competitiveness

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

29th 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
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
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
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
Africa: Working Hard or Hardly working?

Now that we can not run away from globalization, Africans need entrepreneurial culture as a matter o...

15th July 2008
Happiness: The Quest for a Redefinition

Does it surprise anyone that there is a fine line between poor people and happiness?

18th January 2010
Varsity Graduates Stir Business Potential

Intense debates on whether the education systems in the continent should be hands-on (technical) or...

21st July 2008
Sound Institutions: Lessons from Botswana

The positive impact that Botswana’s economic policy has had on development serves as an example for...

18th July 2008
African Charter on Statistics: Progress

Implementation of Africa’s development and integration agenda requires that continental statistics a...

26th December 2009
Investing in People: Beckoning Talented Minds Home

It’s often assumed that the only assets Africa has lie beneath the soil or on land. Not much attenti...

25th January 2010
The Greenhouse Effect on Development

Development "bacteria wilt" awaits all copy paste "greenhouse" projects on the continent.

12th January 2010
African Renaissance: The Time is Now!

While Africa led in the very evolution of human life, learning, technology and the arts in ancient t...

18th January 2010
What Do Africans Owe Africa?

It is impossible to tell, with any degree of certainty, how Africa would have turned out without sla...

7th July 2008
“Market Fundamentalists” – Who are They?

Anti-capitalist faith in the ingenuity and indestructibility of markets is more appropriately called...

15th July 2008
Development: The “African Way”

Minting an “African Way” doesn’t mean abandoning the good parts of Africa’s colonial heritage, but a...

27th July 2008
G8 and G Beggars from Africa.

Shamelessly, Africa sent her master beggars to go and convince the high and mighty that this time ar...

14th July 2008
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
Africa Top on UN Agenda- Ban Ki-moon

MDGs are more than numerical targets - they hold the world's hopes, dreams, and shared commitments

1st February 2010
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
The Power of Voluntary Exchange

Voluntary exchange, if adopted as a fundamental rule of governance and a rule determining exchanges...

11th January 2010
Nationalisation: Enemy of the Public?

As government influence in the economy grows, it becomes impossible to avoid bureaucratisation of al...

9th February 2010
South Africa should Rethink its Electricity Produc...

What should be of interest to South Africans is that no part of the generation, transmission and dis...

25th January 2010
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