2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?
2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?
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Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?

The 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in Beijing between September 3 and 4, 2018. The inaugural FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2000. After 18 years, China-Africa cooperation enjoys so much support by African Heads of State, largely because it is...

Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
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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
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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...

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...

Macron Is Officially French President: Should Francophone Africa care?
Macron Is Officially French President: Should Francophone Africa care?
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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Macron Is Officially French President: Should Francophone Africa care?

Today, May 14th, 2017, Emmanuel Macron ascended the red carpet at the Elysee Palace and has been given the codes to launch France’s nuclear weapons. Marking the end of the ceremony was a 21-gun salute echoing from the Invalides military hospital. In effect, the 39...

Elvis Ngolle Ngolle’s Propaganda on Al Jazeera Genocidal!
Elvis Ngolle Ngolle’s Propaganda on Al Jazeera Genocidal!
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Friday, 27 January 2017
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Elvis Ngolle Ngolle’s Propaganda on Al Jazeera Genocidal!

  This Pain is too much to bear! Have you ever been angry you feel like crying? That’s me at the moment I’m writing this. I guess you are wondering what might have stirred such mixed emotions within me! Here is why. In its Preamble,...

Lessons from the Gambia for Africa’s Power Mongers
Lessons from the Gambia for Africa’s Power Mongers
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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Lessons from the Gambia for Africa’s Power Mongers

“…Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…” These words of the 19th Century English Catholic Historian Sir John Dalberg-Acton continue to provide invaluable insights for our understanding of some African leaders. While both traditional...