Security: Africa and global realities

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

FOUR WEEKS AGO, Germany played host to world leaders at the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in which presidents, prime ministers, foreign and defence ministers from more than 40 countries were either present or were represented. Influential private companies were also represented, for their roles and relevance in the subject matter of security. About a […]

Coronavirus and apparent omissions in global public health (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

ADVOCACY and sensitisation are good, but they are not sufficient in cases of unpredictable outbreaks of infections with no known or documented precedents. The approach to handling disease outbreaks should be multidimensional. Health authorities on the global front need to work out protocols for safe, easy and quick diagnostic tests in cases of novel infections, […]

Coronavirus and apparent omissions in global public health

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

DISEASES AND INFECTIONS of epidemic proportions are becoming more frequent as recurring decimals at a global level. The consequences of globalisation are increasingly being felt as the speed, frequency and sheer number of trips across the globe increased exponentially over the past three decades. Within this period, beginning from the early 1990s, political reforms leading […]

Africa’s deserts, security and sustainable future (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SAHARA DESERT OCCUPIES an important place in Africa, in terms of size, location and history on the continent. It has assumed such significance that it is used to define or delineate parts of the continent when considering it in the two broad categories as north or south. Of the 54 countries in Africa, 12 are […]

Africa’s deserts, security and sustainable future (1)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

  ASSUMPTIONS, CLAIMS AND ASSERTIONS about Africa being a continent that holds the hope for the global food security of the future have gone largely unquestioned. These have been repeated by many public commentators and development actors who expressed optimism about the forest resources in the south of Equator as if those forests are cast […]

West African single currency: Between old and new ‘Eco’

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

MARRIAGES HURRIEDLY CONTRACTED are prone to some existential dangers, complications and dilemmas: to walk away from marriages of convenience if the realities aren’t bearable for parties involved or to endure such realities in perpetual hope that things will one day change for normal. But, the reality – it might be strongly disputed by some – […]

Africa’s fate and Madrid’s ‘Blue’ climate talks (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

AWARENESS ABOUT LAKES and their relevance in Africa has not yet adequately captured the attention of those who should know, particularly national governments. Consistent and fairly predictable rainfall, existence of big rivers, stable underground water tables and handling of urban water supplies as public utilities have all lulled governments of various countries into complacency, particularly […]

Africa’s fate and Madrid’s ‘Blue’ climate talks (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

GREAT LAKES ACROSS AFRICA are in great dangers. They are highly vulnerable to many factors. The factors putting these lakes in the harm’s way are not strictly only environmental but more of human, with particular reference to commercial interests tied to quest for protein supply. The interests have historical antecedents and transcend the localities, the […]