Opinion

Scuttling Adesina’s AfDB Presidency: the Hand of Trump and the Voice of Macron?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The history of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, in a way, is the history of post-colonial Africa, weighed down by the overwhelming influence of colonialists, imperialists, intending-colonialists and an African leadership tied to these apron-strings, lacking in vision and political will to pull in the right direction. Presidents Donald…
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Guest Columns

African Liberation Day: It Is Time for Africa To Develop New Forms of Resilience, By Moussa Faki Mahamat

There is an urgent need for Africa to develop new forms of resilience. In a world in which multilateralism is sorely tested, Africa must stop expecting solutions from others. Africa should no longer be satisfied with this role of a never-ending reservoir for some, and dumping ground for others. My…
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Columns

Africa Shall Have Its Day, By Owei Lakemfa

...Africa’s main challenge is implementing the AU 2063 Agenda, which promises a shared prosperity and well-being, unity and integration, freedom and expanded horizons, realisation of the potentials of youth and women, and freedom from fear, diseases and want. Africa’s Day shall come! Africa, the content from which humanity fanned out…
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Columns

Cuba: When People Shed Their Blood For You, By Owei Lakemfa

Africa was like an orphan, but Cuba under President Fidel Castro, came to our aid, sending combat troops over 9,000 kilometres to defend Africa and our sovereignty. The country sent about 55,000 troops in two waves. Finally in 1988, at the historic Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, our Cuban brothers and…
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President Buhari Is Not Against Corruption, By Femi Aribisala

It is one thing to talk against corruption. It is another thing altogether to be against corruption. President Buhari only talks against corruption. His body language and policy options show conclusively that he is not really against corruption. Buhari’s anti-corruption is merely a means to an end. Muhammadu Buhari ran…
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Columns

Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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Opinion

Harnessing Regional Potentials: the Private Sector and the Nigerian Economy, By Alaba Lawson

...NACCIMA reiterates its support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and emphasises that Nigeria cannot afford to lose out in the opportunities inherent in a common African market. This also underscores the saying that you can only score a goal as a member of a football team when…
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Opinion

Adebayo Adedeji: Farewell To Africa’s Cassandra, By Adekeye Adebajo

... Asante, described Adedeji as an “African Cassandra”: A visionary prophet who saw the future clearly, but whose truthful prophesies often went unheeded until it was too late. In the end, the Bank and the Fund reversed the large cuts in education and health spending that had decimated Africa’s socio-economic…
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Opinion

BREXIT Happened, Yet Africa Heads for a Single Bloc?, By Amanda Archibong

Other blocs are yet to achieve such steps. With these differing stages of integration, a continental agenda might seem cumbersome to negotiate. The AU, however, suggests that it would simply build on the existing arrangements achieved by the different blocs. What then is key to implement the continental FTA? On…
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