July 2012

This month, the African Union (AU) celebrates 10 years since being founded as a successor to the largely misunderstood Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The …

The Time Of Our Lives

As the African-American poet, Arthur Flowers, once wrote – “what we know in our heads, our children will know in their hearts, our generations in …

Ethiopia: Making Strides In Health Delivery

WHEN ASKED TO SELECT her “global changemaker” earlier this year, Melinda Gates, wife of the Microsoft founderBill Gates, chose the Ethiopian minister of health, Dr …

What A Responsible Media Can Do

EVENTS ON THE CONTINENT indicate that the 21st century might well be that of Africa – unprecedented economic growth, important democratic strides, growing numbers of …

Ekpe’s Last AGM As Ecobank’s CEO

IT WAS A LIVELY AND EMOTIONAL send-off. Having led the Ecobank Group’s growth for 12 of the last 16 years, CEO Arnold Ekpe’s last Annual …

Ensuring Food Security In Africa

Four African heads of state were invited to Camp David, USA, for last month’s G8 summit. The leaders of Ethiopia, Benin, Tanzania, and Ghana were …

A First Birthday Amid Heightened Tensions

The AU has called for South Sudan and its northern neighbour Sudan to withdraw their forces from the disputed border areas and settle their arguments …