Ending conflicts and food crisis in Africa (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

NIGERIA, THE LARGEST COUNTRY in Africa by population, has experienced two weeks of unbroken street protests involving the youth who have been expressing their dissatisfaction with government in the handling of security and a few other social and economic issues. On security in particular, their grouse began with complaints against a notorious operational arm of […]

Ending conflicts and food crisis in Africa (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

MAPUTO, THE POLITICAL CAPITAL of Mozambique on the south eastern fringe of Africa, is significant in many ways. It is symbolic for food security in Africa as a city in which an outlandish and ambitious ‘declaration’ was made in 2003 about Africa’s commitment to prioritising agricultural financing for food security. Seventeen years on, Maputo, however, […]

Ending conflicts and food crisis in Africa

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

Last weekend was a defining moment in Africa, with two high profile events of great significance. One was the case of David Beasley, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) criss-crossing Africa when a surprising announcement got to him about the selection of the WFP for the award of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. […]

Africa and the post-pandemic ‘new’ realities (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

AIRSPACES IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES are already being declared open as the aviation industry returns to business and many international flights are beginning to operate in and out of Africa since the past couple of weeks. The implications of these are many and varied. On economic consideration, Africa is on its road to recovery as it […]

Africa and the post-pandemic ‘new’ realities

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

NEW YORK CITY IN the United States during the last week missed the glamour, the excitement and the usual attraction that come with the annual September gatherings that bring diplomats, national political leaders and their retinue of aides to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This year’s UNGA meeting was different in many aspects. The […]

Climate future and urban Sahelian Africa

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SUDAN’S CAPITAL CITY has been through more than a week-long inundation as the Nile River overflowed its bank, destroying thousands of homes, drenching crops on farms, displacing no fewer than one million residents and leading to at least 90 deaths following heavy rainfall. The flood, reportedly the worst in the history of Sudan in the […]

Latent, potent forces against Africa’s prosperity in continental free trade (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

ACCRA, THE CAPITAL OF GHANA, now houses the headquarters of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In morally equivocal and ambivalent trade diplomacy, Ghana is currently officially trying to enjoy the best possible of two mutually exclusive worlds.  In one breath, it attempts to champion a continental trade area; in another, however, it perpetrates an […]

Latent, potent forces against Africa’s prosperity in continental free trade (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SUCCESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF any trans-boundary trade arrangement will rest heavily on national and regional security. Good governance and peace within nations should therefore be important markers or indices for success in regional trade. Post-independence Africa, for the most part, has experienced pockets of hostilities, skirmishes, wars and sectarian crises at different times, sometimes spanning […]