The AU and the Tragedy of a New Headquarters

On the 28th of January, 2012 African countries will collectively descend to a new low on the global index of state sovereignty, territorial integrity and actual independence of nations. On that day, Chinese President Hu Jintao will be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to commission the new $124 Million African Union Headquarters built and donated to … Continue reading The AU and the Tragedy of a New Headquarters

Rwanda: The Corruption Free Zone of Africa

You are Nigerian? Aaaah you will love it more in my country than here” my Ugandan co-worker enthusiastically advised upon my arrival in Rwanda, to work on a donor funded project. I was intrigued by his comment, so I prodded. “Really? Why so?” “I have worked in your country and the system is very much … Continue reading Rwanda: The Corruption Free Zone of Africa

Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (II)

  The return of Africa’s stolen artifacts by the West will be one of the most direct pointers that the latter is not paying lip service to the development dilemma of the continent. Otherwise, there appears to be profound hypocrisy in the West’s use of aids, grants, trade concessions, and other supposedly development inducing packages … Continue reading Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (II)