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 […]

Introducing, The Center for Free Market Enterprise: A New Dawn of Liberty In Malawi


 Malawi is a closed economy. The Malawian government dictates prices for goods and services, the value of the currency, and consistently implements subsidies for fertilizer and maize. As a result, many citizens are passive in their efforts to create enjoyable living conditions, waiting for the one true and honest politician to appear and to solve […]

African Ports and The Challenges They Must Meet – Chofor Che

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 The issue of over congestion at African ports is a serious concern. The World Bank concurs that Sub-Saharan Africa has a serious infrastructure deficit estimated at about $48 billion a year which is hindering the continent’s competitiveness and hence its economic growth. With the exception of Durban, the cargo dwell time (the amount of time […]

The Economic Partnership Agreements and the Central African Region: Challenges and Prospects – Chofor Che

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 Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)are special agreements to put in place a free trade area(FTA) between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)and the European Union(EU). According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, EPAS are an answer to ongoing criticism that the discriminating and non-reciprocal preferential trade agreementspresented to Africa especially by the EU are […]

Pan-Africanism – Aya Chebbi


 Africa is usually depicted as moving from the days of an independence era through four decades of neo-colonial exploitation, to recent waves of revolutions against domestic dictatorships and continuing poverty, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. However, we cannot shrink the future of Africa in accepting its reality. We need to […]