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Current Affairs


Money-Laundering and Nigerian officials: Another ordinary day in office

Mar 08, 2018
Editorial Commentary. As Nigerians sweat-out the dry season, and sleep less hours every night because the houses they call home are too hot, and electricity is acutely in short supply, one of their own, one Mr...

Observance of Human Rights and Rule of Law are essential to the war on terror

Feb 28, 2018
The G5 Sahel military force created to counter Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa should fully respect international human rights and humanitarian law in its operations, Human Rights Watch said today...

Another Good riddance in the ranks of African Leadership; Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns.

Feb 18, 2018
As more misplaced, misassigned, and morally bankrupt African leaders are systemically forced out of office, the continent may in fact have a brighter future...

Cyril Ramaphosa gets to rule South Africa; He would need help

Feb 17, 2018
Kevin Sieff. Ramaphosa was elected by Parliament as South Africa’s president Thursday, marking a turning point for the country after the slow-motion collapse of the once-legendary ruling party under Jacob Zuma...

Development and Security Matters

People pray for unity in the community , Thursday , Aug. 11, 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Britain's riots began Saturday when an initially peaceful protest over a police shooting in north London turned violent. That clash triggered wider lawlessness that police struggled to halt. Across London, and then in cities throughout England, rioters set stores on fire and looted shops for sneakers, bicycles, electronics and leather goods. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

The role of religion in African development

Mar 04, 2018
Religion in Africa. The last 60 years have witnessed the accession to sovereign status of dozens of former colonial territories and the birth of the modern development enterprise, but also a rapid secularisation of Western European societies especially...

Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018

Mar 01, 2018
The Council on African Security And Development (CASADE) is pleased to announce this international event that holds enormous potential for Africa's development initiatives...

The effective use of China’s soft power in Africa

Feb 27, 2018
Africa's natural resources have long provided allure for China. On the back of large infrastructure investments, concessional loans and grants, China has developed strong trade partnerships with many African countries...

Bridging the leadership gap in Africa

Feb 22, 2018
Syerramia Willoughby. What is Ubuntu? Is it a radical or benign concept? Ubuntu is a traditional African philosophy which means “I am, because we are”...

Academic Papers

Leadership Structure: The African Experience

Feb 28, 2018
There are indisputably significant divergences in the degree of development of countries across the world...

The Cost And Benefit of Globalization: Who Are The Beneficiaries?

Jan 07, 2018
John Ikerd. Globalization has become a major public issue over the past decade.  Most of the recent controversy has centered on the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Sovereignty Matters: Africa, Donors And The Aid Relationship

Jan 05, 2018
William Brown. This article critiques the predominant opinion that aid undermines the sovereignty of African states...

Why Doesn’t Capitalism Flow to Poor Countries?

Jan 05, 2018
Rafael Di Tella and Robert MacCulloch. Abstract. We find anecdotal evidence suggesting that governments in poor countries have a more left wing rhetoric than those in OECD countries...

Book Reviews


Africa’s development in historical perspective

Mar 08, 2018
By Bates, Nuun & Robinson. This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history...

Re-thing Development in Africa

Mar 08, 2018
By Komla Tsey. In this thought provoking book, Komla Tsey argues that if governments, NGOs, development donor agencies and researchers are serious about development in Africa, they need to get down to ground level, both metaphorically and literally...

Poverty Traps

Feb 22, 2018
Samuel,Durlaf, and Hoff. Reviewed by M. Krul. "Poverty Traps" is a collection of research papers on the subject of, well, poverty traps, edited by Bowles, Durlauf and Hoff...

Comparative Economic Systems by H. Stephen Gardner

Jan 10, 2018
Comparative Economic Systems by H. Stephen Gardner This undergraduate/graduate course compares the economic systems of regions on the spectrum from free market to communism...