Africa as beautiful bride to Eastern, Western suitors (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

BEAUTY, according to the old adage, “is in the eye of the beholder.” This allegory seems to mean far more to those beholding Africa than to Africa itself, going by growing interests in the continent by foreigners as investors, tourists or development actors. Also relevant to this parable are actions perpetrated within the continent by […]

Africa as beautiful bride to Eastern, Western suitors

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

MANY EVENTS happening in Africa are attracting the attention of the outside world. In particular, the major world powers have, in recent times, demonstrated their interests in a progressive Africa. China, Japan, Russia and the US have shown no little interest in the continent through their various investments, development or collaborative platforms.  While some have […]

From Africa, Ebola could become a pandemic

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SOME FACTS ABOUT Ebola virus disease in Africa can be unsettling.  This disease, which was known to have affected many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), suddenly became an albatross in West Africa some years ago. Its spread then and the possibility of its further spread now need be taken very seriously because […]

How big is Africa’s economy (4)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

THE STRENGTH OR weakness of any country in Africa has historical roots, dating back to few decades in some cases or much longer in others. This also depends on governance, nature of government, management of people and resources. In most cases, these have not been properly put in context and most African countries remain poor […]

How big is Africa’s economy? (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

MUCH REMAINS TO be done if Africa is to be in better reckoning on a global turf: in economics, governance, real sector and wealth creation. A cursory look at the major global publications and broadcasts, especially the weekly and daily news outlets, might suffice to situate the relative obscurity of the continent compared to Europe, […]

How big is Africa’s economy? (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

CONTINENTALLY, AFRICA has presented an assortment of manifestations over a period of time. With the benefits of hindsight and observations in contemporary times, Africa can be described as a continent that is not in haste to transform politically, economically, scientifically, technologically or socially. Or, how else could we describe the avoidable shortcomings that have characterised […]

How big is Africa’s economy? (1)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

REGIONAL INTEGRATION on a continental scale is now a reality in Africa as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has come into force, legally speaking. Economically speaking, however, AfCFTA still has many hurdles ahead. Surmounting these hurdles would require more than the efforts that brought AfCFTA into existence in the first instance. The first […]

Economic diplomacy for prosperity through intra-African trade

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

NOW THAT THE African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a reality, countries within the continent need to get to work in dead earnest on how to turn this reality to opportunities. For all the pomp, ceremonies, good wishes, promises, expectations and hopeful outlooks, much work remains to be done. For a continent fractured along […]

Outbursts of people’s power in Africa

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

PEOPLE’S POWER is increasingly gaining pre-eminence in Africa, judging from recent events. Whether it is called Africa’s resurgence or African version of the Arab Spring, the past couple of months have been remarkable in Africa, a continent with the largest number of the world’s remaining dictatorial, high-handed and visionless national leaders. The new wave of […]

Africa’s place in the world’s future green economy

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

EQUATIONS, permutations, extrapolations and scenarios about environmental stewardship in the context of energy and dependent technologies will remain incomplete and will miss out vital assumptions as long as African perspectives are not given elaborate consideration. The global quest for renewable energy and emission reduction arising from technological innovations would need to open a special chapter […]