Current Affairs

American democracy is tested; but foremost is political stability, then sustainability in all else.

It may seem paradoxical, but political stability is a prerequisite for the change we need to transition our economy to one that is environmentally…

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…

Development & Security Matters

Polygamy as further subjugation of African women, and the toll on national economies

In its definitional and operational sense, polygamy is a matrimonial indulgence by which any of the sexes takes on multiple wives or husbands; the…

To what extent does economic dependence inform the anachronistic practice of female genital circumcision in Africa?

Female genital circumcision is a procedure that requires the excision of some tissues that form the female genitalia. It is an old tradition that…

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.…

Climate Change and Environmental Conservancy

Global land ecosystems are becoming less efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide

Plants play a key role in mitigating climate change. The more carbon dioxide they absorb during photosynthesis, the less carbon dioxide remains…

Is the African continent more vulnerable to climate change than other regions?

Monsoons altering African climate is replete with complexity and marvels. The Sahara is the world's largest desert with the deepest layer of intense…

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…

Academic Papers

To Forgive or Not: A timely question in an age of terror

Simon Wiesenthal’s seminal narrative of his experiences as a Nazi concentration camp inmate is, at…

To what extent does economic dependence inform the anachronistic practice of female genital circumcision in Africa?

Female genital circumcision is a procedure that requires the excision of some tissues that form the…

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%…