Africa: Development Challenges 2013

In 2013, Africa is likely to maintain its decade-old pace setting annual average economic growth rate of 5 percent or more, according to estimates from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Africa Development Bank. The strong economic growth will likely extend beyond 2013 as Africa benefits from natural resource boom, strong internal Continue Reading...

Africa: Comparing Elections in Sierra Leone and Ghana

Multi-party elections were a prominent feature of Africa’s political landscape in 2012, with twenty-three countries conducting polls – whether presidential, legislative or municipal. News coverage in the mainstream media has, at times, been framed in cliches and stereotypes. On the eve of the Sierra Leonean elections, the BBC published an article which opened: “Sierra Leone Continue Reading...

Nigeria Won’t Break Up – IBB, Abdulsalami

The indivisibility of Nigeria has again been affirmed by ex-military president Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) and former head of state Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. They agreed that, for Nigeria to enjoy sustainable peace, its leaders must change the course of the current unsavoury national events. The lessons of the 1967-1970 civil war have shown that Continue Reading...
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