Perspective

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa
Perspective
Monday, 26 March 2018
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The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa

When the news of the historic adoption of an Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by the African Union (AU) visited me, I exclaimed: “Alas, there is hope for a better Africa!” With the signing of this treaty, the lines that divide...

The AU goes to Bed with Constitutional Coups but loathes Military Coups
The AU goes to Bed with Constitutional Coups but loathes Military Coups
Perspective
Saturday, 06 January 2018
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The AU goes to Bed with Constitutional Coups but loathes Military Coups

New coup plotters are not finding acceptance on the African continent as easy as their predecessors once did. It is becoming increasingly difficult for a coup d’etat to succeed in Africa. There’s been a critical roar by the AU and regional groupings in the...

35 Years in Power: Democratic Dividend or Decoy of Bellycracy?
35 Years in Power: Democratic Dividend or Decoy of Bellycracy?
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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35 Years in Power: Democratic Dividend or Decoy of Bellycracy?

Since November 6th, 1982, Cameroon has been ruled by one President. Today, November 6th 2017, marks 35 years since Paul Biya became Cameroon’s second President. As you’d expect, there are those who see in Paul Biya a man whose special qualities it might take...