AFRICAN REGIONALISM: CONTINENTAL OR SUBCONTINENTAL?

“Kenya ‘s candidate Amina Mohamed lost in election the post of chairperson of African Union Commission to Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat. The election brings to the fore debate about the role of the AU and the commission in…

CAN 2017 BE A BETTER YEAR FOR AFRICA?

“West Africa Still Under Jihadist Threat in 2017”   “Difficult Times in Africa for Democratic Transitions”   “The Crisis Deepens”   “Africa’s Economic Growth Heads For 22-Year Low” “Behind the Mutinies in Côte d’Ivoire, a…

BEST OF 2016 / AFRICA RISING: REALITY OR MIRAGE?

“Africa Still Rising” One key factor limiting firms’ growth is the fragmented nature of the African market, which currently comprises mostly small economies with limited economic and political linkages. There are eight partly overlapping regional…

BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

“How Nigeria Is Fighting Corruption”  (The Economist, 26 July 2016) “Few doubt Mr. Buhari’s intent. But the task of anti corruption war he has set himself is Herculean” “Corruption: The Only Thing that Works” (The…

CAN THE BALLOT BRING DOWN THE DINOSAURS?

“Africa’s Democratic Dreams Flourish” (David Pilling, Financial Times, 7 December 2016) “Belief in democracy in Africa is alive and well.  Yet surveys of African opinion suggest that, despite all the backsliding, democracy remains a potent…

IS AFRICA UP TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE?

“Does Morocco Make the 22nd Conference of Parties, ‘the COP of Action’?”  (Benoît Leguet and Patrick Criqui, Slate Afrique, 7 November, 2016) “There should be no dead time: the Marrakech COP must mark new advance”…

AFRICANS RUN AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

“Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) Targeting Africa Inappropiately?” (Chief Charles Achaleke Taku, ICC Forum, January 2014) “The Prosecutor of the ICC is accused of inappropriately targeting Africa in the exercise of her prosecutorial discretion,…