Columns

Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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Guest Columns

The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and Nigeria, By Tibor Nagy

As I focus my attention on increasing trade with and investment on the continent, Nigeria will be at the centre of this effort. Nigeria is the United States’ second-largest trading partner in Africa, with over $9 billion in two-way goods trade in 2017. Hundreds of American companies already operate in…
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Opinion

The Cost of American Hypocrisy to Global Democracy, By Chris Beatty

As the US campaigns wear on and Secretary of State Kerry arrives in Nigeria today, I wonder how America’s representatives can be expected to effectively promote the values abroad that we seem to be ignoring at home. One can only hope that “hypocrisy” doesn’t readily translate to the languages of…
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Opinion

Investing In Human Capital Development In Africa: A Contribution from Yola, Nigeria, By Atiku Abubakar

...while philanthropy and entrepreneurship have an important role to play in promoting human capital development in Africa, African states, like states everywhere, have the primary responsibility for security, education, healthcare and environmental protection and the provision of good governance. Private efforts, including philanthropy, are not a substitute for carefully targeted…
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