council on african security and development

Current Affairs


Development would continue to elude a country that fails to educate its citizenry.

Apr 09, 2018
John Ifediora ...Editorial Commentary. A long-standing economic theory commonly known as "Economic Convergence" postulates that as world economies develop they would inexorably attain the same level of development through trade based on comparative advantage, technology transfer through direct investment and job out-sourcing...

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...

Development and Security Matters


Destroying a democracy is not too hard to do: See how

Apr 11, 2018
Richard J. Evans. There are more ways of destroying a democracy than sending troops into the streets, storming the radio stations, and arresting the politicians, as Adolf Hitler discovered after the failure of his beer-hall putsch in 1923...

What Cultural traits engender economic development?

Mar 31, 2018
Francis X. Hezel, SJ. How Flat is the World? "The world is flat," Thomas Friedman has famously declared...

Impediments to holistic development in African countries

Mar 26, 2018
John Ifediora. A common argument adduced in defense of Africa’s abysmal development pattern or lack of it is that African policy makers lack the will and dedication essential to crafting and assiduously implementing well-recognized socio-economic vectors that other countries in the West and East Asia have cleverly adopted to spur development...
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...

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


Economic Integration in East Africa

Apr 08, 2018
By Almas Heshmati. This edited volume focuses on economic integration, currency union, and sustainable and inclusive growth in East Africa...

African Economic Development

Apr 08, 2018
BY Steve Langdon, Archibald R.M. Ritter, Yiagadeesen Samy. Sub-Saharan Africa is at a turning point...

Re-think Development in Africa

Apr 02, 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...

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...