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On January 1, the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect. Aside from the economic benefits that the arrangement will bring to the continent, Africa’s newfound support for free trade and liberalization marks a clear rejection of…
Currently, Africa is home to between 40 and 70 percent of the world’s poorest, depending on which modeling platform you are looking at. What does this mean? It means that everyone else is eliminating extreme poverty except Africa.
In other …Continue reading
While much has been written about the advent of the black middle class (however difficult it may be to define) since 1994, not much attention has been paid to how South Africa’s vulnerable middle class or working class may have …Continue reading
After President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria lost his re-election bid in 2015, the world held her breath. An incumbent had never lost an election before then. Chaos was prophesied; doom was promised. But President Goodluck upon learning of his …Continue reading
Africa’s quest to foster pan-Africanism and integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could be futile unless deliberate steps are made to guarantee peace and security on the continent.
Africa is largely fragmented ethnically and is home to…
Advocates of increased government meddling in private and commercial affairs often point to the South African Constitution as a justification for the politicization of everything. But this is an incorrect way to read our highest law, which at its core …Continue reading
Until recently, public universities in Nigeria were on strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on the 23rd of March 2020 downed their tools and forced students to go back home.
It is ingrained in every student in public …Continue reading