Columns

The Hefty Burden of Democracy, By Osmund Agbo

Part of the challenges could be that a particular democratic model may not be a one-size-fits-all after all. It could also mean that the American Jeffersonian example demands modifications in different cultural contexts. Or maybe now is the time to explore technocracy and even experiment with what Jason Brennan described…
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World Health Organisation and the Exit of America’s Leadership, By Osmund Agbo

The truth is that America has never suffered this degree of humiliation before. The coronavirus has come to expose the worst notion of leadership there is, in the worst possible way. Trump’s America has now achieved an international pariah The United States has become the first casualty of a terribly…
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Opinion

Akinwumi Adesina: A Pawn In the Struggle of Two Elephants?, By Femi Kehinde

The AfDB is the key institution in the continent for trade and investment. For Steven Dowd, China is outpacing the in investing in Africa, and this must be curtailed by the United The President Donald Trump and the Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin are ready allies in this operation to demolish…
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A Vaccine, a Seat Across From the IMF, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effective policy responses will matter. But an autarkic mindset, a staple of our policy pronouncements to date, will hurt. Either way, neither offers a useful answer to the question: “How long, therefore, before we are again across the table from the IMF?” However this question is answered, one fact is…
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Opinion

China, Africa and the World After COVID-19, By Kingsley Moghalu

Africa’s current relationship with China is not advancing our strategic interest. That interest is to become productive economies with a manufacturing industrial base. The China-Africa “special relationship” is preventing this interest from being realised. The coronavirus crisis has created a welcome opportunity for us to reassess the relationship between China…
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