Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

RECENTLY, the World Health Organisation (WHO), for the first time, acted boldly against popular sentiments by announcing its opposition to the clamour for vaccination passports for travellers. It attributed its official position to the doubt over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, citing also fairness concerns. The WHO had, from the very outset acted […]

Beyond Suez Canal: Essence of global maritime choke points

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

GLOBAL LOGISTICS BUSINESS has come to define commerce and supply chains in many different ways. For goods that can only realistically transported by seas and waterways, seafaring has become indispensable in global logistics, handling bulky, heavy, liquid, solid and gaseous goods across the globe in huge quantities. Efficiency of supply chains through this method of […]

Beyond Suez Canal: Essence of global maritime choke points

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

GLOBAL LOGISTICS BUSINESS has come to define commerce and supply chains in many different ways. For goods that can only realistically transported by seas and waterways, seafaring has become indispensable in global logistics, handling bulky, heavy, liquid, solid and gaseous goods across the globe in huge quantities. Efficiency of supply chains through this method of […]

Africa’s food security, genetic resources and sustainable trade

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

ESSENTIAL ISSUES OF biodiversity have been widely publicised in the scientific literature. In Africa, regarded as the last frontier when considering global food security, environment and climate change, the potential in genetic resources remains yet to be unlocked. This potential holds the key to climate change mitigation and food security of not only Africans but […]

Africa and the decade of COVID-19 (6)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

RECOVERY IN THE post-COVID 19 years will require more than mere wishes. It will require more actions than words as there are more issues will require attention and urgent interventions. Africa’s path forward will be impacted significantly by Nigeria’s progress. From within and outside Africa, therefore, issues affecting Nigeria cannot afford to be treated with […]

Africa and the decade of COVID-19 (5)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

ABOUT THIS TIME A YEAR AGO, Coronavirus infection began to make waves as a new phenomenon. At first, it was assumed to be a localised affliction within China – a major blunder and inexplicable complacency that allowed it to escape into the wider world as a result of failure of the presumed “competent authorities” to […]

Africa and the decade of COVID-19 (4)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

ENERGY-RELATED ISSUES WILL BE predominant in discussions about Africa’s social and economic development in years ahead. Alongside this will be an upsurge in concerns about environmental impacts, implications or consequences of paths chosen or options adopted in the quest for energy sufficiency on the continent. While ambitious programmes will not be out of place, lessons […]

Africa and the decade of COVID-19 (3)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

ECONOMIES IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES are about to experience some definite changes which could prove positive or negative in the future. But how things turn out will depend so much on how the present is managed by the leaders. There are genuine concerns about what is likely in the position of Africa in the unfolding global […]

Africa and the decade of COVID-19 (2)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

AFRICAN LEADERS HAVE LONG visual acuity. Agenda 2063, an ambitious and overly optimistic vision, clearly attests to that. While it entails projecting far into the future, it is fitting and proper to have realistic short-term components that would define timely responses to untimely changes and unexpected events. A pilot on a trans-Atlantic direct flight from […]

Africa opens world’s largest single market (5)

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

TRANSBORDER COMMERCE ACROSS Africa is likely to be an interesting reality under the new Free Trade arrangement. One of the indices expected to improve is the value of intra-African trade, expected to boost trade beyond the 18 per cent that has been reckoned as insignificant since the past couple of years.  This does not, however, […]