Before We Set Sail A Novel by Chika Ezeanya

http://www.beforewesetsail.com Out of 250 manuscripts submitted by African writers across the globe, the manuscript Before We Set Sail was one of six shortlisted for the inaugural Penguin Publishers Award for African Writing. Before We Set Sail is the gripping account of the journey of eleven year old Olaudah Equiano as a slave boy within the … Continue reading Before We Set Sail A Novel by Chika Ezeanya

Origin of Corruption in Africa and the Way Forward

Presentation made to the Parliament of Rwanda and other participants, during the international conference to mark the nation’s 50th Independence Anniversary in July 2012. Transparency International has defined corruption as “the abuse of power for private gains.”  Corruption can occur in several forms, but this paper focuses on what Hellman and Jones call ‘administrative corruption’, … Continue reading Origin of Corruption in Africa and the Way Forward

The Collapse of the Euro; the Fall of the CFA

The Euro zone continues to falter as uncertainties surrounding the fiscal actions of Greece and Italy, skyrocketing unemployment figures and living costs lead to an even gloomier prediction. Conversely, most African economies are increasingly recording impressive growth rates in GDP and in other yardsticks. One sore point of convergence in the Euro-Africa recession and growth … Continue reading The Collapse of the Euro; the Fall of the CFA

Education in Africa: Whose Education, anyway?

“Why do some of our people sometimes talk and behave as if they are not educated,” queried the man from the podium, as he addressed his largely West African audience; “Illiteracy, the Bane of Africa’s Underdevelopment,” the international magazine headline recently declared; and according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, as at 2007, only 3 … Continue reading Education in Africa: Whose Education, anyway?

Radio Talk Show

On February 2, Chika was a guest of the Voices from the African World Community on Harambee Connection Radio. She discussed with the hosts for 90 minutes on the Black History Month celebrations and the relevance of African history, indigenous knowledge and culture in the continent's advancement. Click on the link below to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/harambeeconnection/2012/02/02/the-hc-updates--voices-from-the-world-african-community PS.: … Continue reading Radio Talk Show

Africa’s Foreign Reserve: In Reserve for Who?

At the end of 2008, total foreign exchange reserves of Africa stood at $460bn. A country likeNigeriapresently has sufficient foreign reserves to cover her imports for the next twenty four months. One requires more than a lay understanding of macro- economics to decipher what Africa stands to gain in her continuous pile up of savings … Continue reading Africa’s Foreign Reserve: In Reserve for Who?