Columns

The Human Disease Called Trust Deficit Disorder, By Owei Lakemfa

...the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the world this Tuesday that it is suffering from a "trust deficit disorder.” He explained that democratic principles are threatened and the world, disjointed: "The world is more connected, yet societies are becoming more fragmented. Challenges are growing outward, while many people are…
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Opinion

Revoking UN’s Association With Olusegun Obasanjo, By Araoye, Pahad, et al.

His Excellency António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Office of the Secretary General United Nations Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States of America. Dear Secretary-General, We, the undersigned, a non-partisan coalition of progressive minds in Nigeria and South Africa, are…
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Opinion

Kofi Annan: In Service of the World, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Kofi Annan’s contributions to peace and security were wide ranging: Encompassing efforts to discourage needless conflicts, support peace operations, create or nurture institutions for peacebuilding, and develop norms and policies to promote inclusive development. Annan had presciently opposed the and invasion of Iraq in 2003. During his tenure as secretary…
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Guest Columns

Leadership and “Conversation” In Dialogue: Securing Peace In the Unromantic Context, By ‘Funmi Olonisakin

This is the text of the first Inaugural Lecture by a female scholar of African descent, delivered at King’s College London. 1. Journeying Through the ‘Romantic’ and ‘Unromantic’ Contexts The labeling of the context that constitutes the focus of this inaugural lecture as unromantic has invoked much interest. The use…
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Columns

Thoughts On Libya: What Africa Needs to Do, By Pius Adesanmi

The African Union and many African states are jackasses with no political willpower or moral authority to do anything meaningful about the tragedy in Libya, hence the largely disgraceful response from Africa thus far. They have not even expelled Libya from the AU. I was on a national radio program…
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Opinion

Combating Illicit Financial Flows Through Corporate Tax Evasion, By Léonce Ndikumana

This fight against illicit financial flows battle requires commitment from both states and the global community to improve transparency in financial systems and international trade, and to strengthen the capacities of national tax administrations. This includes forcing large companies to disclose the details of their activities in each country where…
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