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 Division of One People

“Sir, my name is Paul Okoo and I need information about the current activities of the Ministry of Education targeted at girl-child education in Kenya.” “ I am afraid, Mr. Okoo, we are too busy at the moment preparing proposals and other second quarter policy reports. I will be unable to assist. Have a nice … Continue reading The Division of One People

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?

Reclaiming Africa’s History from the West

History is one of the most powerful tools a people can utilize in building a sense of national identity and pride, towards social, cultural and economic advancement.  A people without a true sense of their history lack a clear direction for the future.  The foundations of Africa’s history as it is today researched and disseminated, for the … Continue reading Reclaiming Africa’s History from the West