How to reignite Africa’s growth and avoid the need for future debt jubilee

In ancient times, debt jubilees were customary after wars or dramatic events. By wiping out debts, these jubilees sought to avoid polarization and social tensions. Today, the massive dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic provide justification for the international community

In The Era of Trump — Six Things Every African Journalist – Blogger Must Know

It is critical for those who advocate on behalf of the African continent, African bloggers and journalists especially, to take a stand and fight for the continent we believe in. African bloggers need to have a voice on the internet, just as the military has a voice on the military affairs of a nation, or…

Fascinations with Captain Phillips, Lost Boys highlight ‘Danger of a Single African Story’

It is becoming apparent that Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie is a hero, if not a literary star, among today’s generation of young Africans.  Adichie’s “The danger of a Single Story,” a Ted Talk she gave in 2009 about the single African narrative portrayed by the media that focuses solely on poverty, destitution, and hopelessness,…