Current Affairs

Inhabitants of Africa need only look to Taiwan to flatten their Covid 19 infection rates

When the novel coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, first spread in China, Taiwan was regarded as the next country most likely to be affected, due…

African States Can No longer Be Bothered With Covid-19, But A New Variant Has Arrived.

As the Covid-19 pandemic in sub-Sharan African countries conveyed a sense of existential urgency in March, 2020, African governments, with the aid of…

Money Laundering and Trans-Organized Financial Crimes in Nigeria.

Nigeria loses US$600 million annually to money laundering. Between the mid-1980s and 1999, Nigeria lost US$100billion to money laundering. In the so…

Currency devaluation: Reasons and effects

The massive devaluation of the Naira by the CBN has left Nigerians scratching their heads and each others head. As they ponder the fate of the Naira,…

Development & Security Matters

The role of religion in African development

The last 60 years have witnessed the accession to sovereign status of dozens of former colonial territories and the birth of the modern development…

Globalization and International Civil Society: Are Human Rights still the Exclusive Preserve of States?

The defeat of Germany in the Second World War, and the subsequent birth of the United Nations in 1945 ushered in the modern human rights regime.…

The Ills of Absolute Corruption: Equatorial Guinea Deserves Better

Fleet of luxury cars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis worth more than $20m are sold at auction after Swiss authorities seized them from son of…

Why Norway is not panicking about the oil price collapse

Norway’s petroleum sector is its most important industry. The petroleum sector accounts for 21.5% of its GDP, and almost half (48.9%) of total…

Climate Change and Environmental Conservancy

Climate change is killing coffee production; East African coffee farmers know this too well

Editorial commentary: What is discussed here has particular relevance to East African countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia where coffee production…

Poverty and climate change: Natural disasters, agricultural impacts and health shocks

The international community aims to eradicate extreme poverty and to do so in a sustainable manner. This chapter suggests that climate change poses a…

Climate Change Impacts on East Africa

Africa contains about one-fifth of all known species of plants, mammals, and birds, as well as one-sixth of amphibians and reptiles. These species…