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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...

Survey on Governance In Cameroon
Survey on Governance In Cameroon
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017
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Survey on Governance In Cameroon

BACKGROUND Following the onset, in October 2016, of the current crisis in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, there emerged, in the progressive movement, two governance schools of thought. Highly popular from the beginning are those Cameroonians who held...

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...

Letter To Political Entrepreneurs In Africa: (What Recent Elections Have Taught Us)
Letter To Political Entrepreneurs In Africa: (What Recent Elections Have Taught Us)
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Monday, 15 May 2017
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Letter To Political Entrepreneurs In Africa: (What Recent Elections Have Taught Us)

Dear Political Entrepreneur, It is with pleasure that I write to you this day, hoping this letter reaches you in perfect health and supreme wealth. For it is my conviction that when you have health and wealth as a political entrepreneur the one other important...

Letter to Mo Ibrahim From Cameroon with Love.
Letter to Mo Ibrahim From Cameroon with Love.
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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Letter to Mo Ibrahim From Cameroon with Love.

  YUH ACHO Yaoundé, CAMEROON Mobile: 662319802/650834403 Email:achosony2312@gmail.com   THE FOUNDER AND CHAIR THE MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION   SUBJECT: THE IBRAHIM PRIZE FOR AFRICAN LEADERSHIP  FROM 2007 – 2017, A DECADE WITH JUST FOUR...

Five Words Making Headlines In The Security Sphere You Need To Know This April
Five Words Making Headlines In The Security Sphere You Need To Know This April
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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Five Words Making Headlines In The Security Sphere You Need To Know This April

  The year thus far has been heated, leaders across the globe have been rather careless with their words and a definite rise in the nationalism and the need to identify with one’s own. Social media’s role has taken a new bold stance in international...