Solving the energy poverty problem in sub-Saharan Africa

John O. Ifediora. Sub-Saharan Africa has the dubious distinction of having the lowest electricity…


Libya: A stain on Africa as it revives the sale of black Africans

European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of…


The Brain Drain from Nigeria Finds a New Home.....Canada

Yomi Kazeem. By most standards, Ezekiel is living the middle-class Nigerian dream. At 41, he works…


Development would continue to elude a country that fails to educate its citizenry.

John Ifediora. A long-standing economic theory commonly known as "Economic Convergence" postulates…


What Cultural traits engender economic development?

Francis X. Hezel, SJ. How Flat is the World? "The world is flat," Thomas Friedman has famously…


Haven’t We Done This Before? Lessons From and Recommendations for Strategic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Forum on China-Africa cooperation, 2015. Photo credit: Flickr/Government of South Africa. Judd…


Why do nations invest in international aid? Ask Norway. And China.

Dan Banik and Nikolai Hegertun. How much are acts of generosity worth in international relations?…


Africa Near the Bottom of World Bank's New Human Capital Index

Ambassador John Campbell* The World Bank has recently released its Human Capital Index, part of the…


The Importance and Urgency of a Free and Fair Election

Editorial Commentary.* At 2:30AM on February 16 few hours before polling stations were scheduled to…


Boko Haram, Nigeria's jihadist group, is gaining strength

The Economist* An old-fashioned counter-insurgency strategy is failing. A wild-eyed Nigerian…