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 Real Tasks Ahead of Dlamini-Zuma

The election of South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the chairperson of the African Union has earned high points for the regional body on several indicators. Since its christening as the African Union, the organization has failed to come up with ideas and strategies that will herald the desperately needed transformation across the … Continue reading The Real Tasks Ahead of Dlamini-Zuma

Capitalism and the Search for a New Paradigm

At best, efforts by European, American and Japanese policy makers to spur growth may only succeed in slightly slowing down the pace of the approaching western economic depression.  The economic woes being experienced by these countries are as a result of extensive rot occasioned by unchecked systemic greed left to fester for decades. Western-style, ultra-individualistic, … Continue reading Capitalism and the Search for a New Paradigm

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