The effects of AIDS/HIV in Africa

HIV and Aids in Africa Africa is the region most affected by HIV and AIDS in the world. Approximately 22.4 million people, which is around two thirds of the global total of people living with HIV, can be found in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. The spread of AIDS/HIV in Africa, and the resulting death toll, varies … Continue reading The effects of AIDS/HIV in Africa

Irobiko Chimezie

Ebola: New case of the virus confirmed in Congo (DRC)

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated. We kept response teams in Beni and other high risk areas for precisely this reason,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. As … Continue reading Ebola: New case of the virus confirmed in Congo (DRC)

UK to exploit Africa’s fast-growing economies for post-Brexit survival

The United Kingdom sees numerous opportunities in Africa and considers the continent an economic lifeline in post-Brexit era. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. But Britain faces tough challenges as it … Continue reading UK to exploit Africa’s fast-growing economies for post-Brexit survival

Reasons behind the increasing number of deaths by Islamist militants in West Africa

France's president and his counterparts from the Sahel region are due to meet to discuss military operations against Islamist militants in West Africa. We look at the figures behind the conflict, which is slipping out of control. Attacks on army positions and civilians across the region are occurring with increasing regularity, despite the presence of … Continue reading Reasons behind the increasing number of deaths by Islamist militants in West Africa

The link between governance and economic growth in Africa

Lots of countries have not always been able to understand the essence of politics from the economic perspective over the past several decades and thus have not transferred the focus of national work to economic construction. Some countries have ignored the fundamental goal of economic development over a long period and became deeply entangled in … Continue reading The link between governance and economic growth in Africa

The importance of establishing long-term development goals

A big problem faced by contemporary Africa is how to establish long-term economic stability  and  development  strategies. African  countries  should  engage  the domestic populations in determined efforts to solve African issues through self-reliance and hard work, rather than relying on foreign assistance to get the problems solved quickly. At present, lots of African countries are … Continue reading The importance of establishing long-term development goals

Poor corporate governance and economic development in Africa

One  of  the challenges  faced  by contemporary  African  countries  in  governance  and development is the trend toward the weakening or even the dissolution of national sovereignty. Some countries' administrative abilities are insufficient, and their state systems and governmental functions are  gradually sliding toward   degeneration and collapse. First, what is the most important task or core … Continue reading Poor corporate governance and economic development in Africa

5 African princes captured and taken away by colonialists

Millions of Africans were forcefully taken from their homes and sold into slavery during the years of the Transatlantic slave trade. Unfortunately, it is hard to trace every single African who found themselves in the Caribbean, America or Europe mainly because white slave traders had not kept names in documents. Moreover, the names of Africans … Continue reading 5 African princes captured and taken away by colonialists

Corruption, a major obstacle to economic growth in Africa

The paper, titled ‘A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?’ stated that countries in the region tended to lag behind those in most other regions in the world in terms of governance and corruption. Eighty per cent of sub-Saharan African countries (36 out of 45) score below the global average in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions … Continue reading Corruption, a major obstacle to economic growth in Africa

How the IMF and World Bank destroyed Africa

  The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were set up during the end of the Second World War (WWII) to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the World Bank and IMF to implement their policies, they global financial institutions began offering loans to poor countries but only if the … Continue reading How the IMF and World Bank destroyed Africa