Perspective

Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
Perspective
Thursday, 03 May 2018
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Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?

I have not seen an organization more terrifying at its best, yet more sappingly frustrating at its worst, than the UN. Over 70 years ago, its establishment was greeted as the great hope for the future of humankind; it was supposed to be the answer...

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
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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...