Investors Exit Uganda Stock Exchange As Election Nears

Yoweri-Museveni

  Jittery investors at the Uganda Stock Exchange (USE) are exiting their equity portfolio for high-yielding safer government securities ahead of a hotly contest presidential election in a week’s time. Uganda’s presidential election pitting the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, 71, who’s running for the fourth-term, against his former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and opposition leader Kizza […]

Africa Is Witnessing a Decline in FGM Prevalence Rates And That’s Good News

FGM Africa

 The world marked the International Day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation over the weekend and that provided an opportunity to evaluate the steps taken by African countries, where prevalence rates have been know to be high. Last year, Nigeria and Gambia took giant strides toward the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by adopting […]

Caution is the Word for African Countries as Zika Virus Spreads

Zika Virus

 According to the World Health Organisation, 23 countries and regions in South America have been linked to Zika Virus which is suspected to cause a condition known as microcephaly, which leads to babies having abnormally small heads and damaged brains when born. Zika Virus was originally discovered in Uganda in 1947, but this latest spread […]

Nigeria-Kenya Cooperation: Lessons for The Rest of Africa

Buhari In Kenya

 Nigeria and Kenya have come together to cooperate on two major fronts; improving trade and tackling terrorism. Nigeria’s president Buhari just completed a 3-day visit to Kenya and a wide range of agreements was signed between both countries. It would help to see more African countries commit to opening up their borders between and among […]

Chofor Che: Cameroon’s Precarious Water and Electricity Quagmire

Chofor Che is a columnist with African Liberty

  On the 3rd of December 2015, Nfor wrote an article in Cameroon Tribune concerning a promising boost to Cameroon’s water and electricity supply. According to this article, the country’s draft budget of FCFA 214 billion was defended at the Finance and Budget Committee of the National Assembly on December 1, 2015. 208 FCFA billion […]

Abolaji Kazeem Olalekan: SYPALA 2015 and Africa’s Path to Development

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 The IMANI Center for Policy and Education, a Ghana-based Think-Tank, organizes the Student and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA), an annual symposium for students and young individuals in Africa. The symposium is part of the Center’s vision of ‘training a new crop of visionary African leaders who will carry the torch of prosperity and […]

Post 2015 Development Strategies for Africa: Gender, Girl Child Development and Education

 The African region has been a direct beneficiary of the Millennium Development Goals which has been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history (MDG Report, 2013). Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets; halving the number of people living in extreme poverty, visible improvements in all health areas […]

Why Nigeria’s State Governments Must Rethink their Development Models – Onuoha Frank

Lagos, Nigeria

 Development for most people is what separates a modern society from a primitive one. What then is development? There are myriads of definitive options that exist for our elucidation, they include “the process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced.” (Cambridge) Amartya Sen, the Nobel Prize winning economist asserted that […]