Cornel West Vs Obama

If President Barack Obama fails to win a second term in the White House in November, many African-Americans will blame the activist, author and academic, …

Financial engineering 101

I have been wondering about the new “discipline” everyone in Ghana is talking about. It is called “financial engineering”, and it is such a neat …

Africa Needs Trade, Not Aid

Oxfam and Save the Children have blamed the international community for allowing thousands of lives to be lost in last year’s East African famine. But …

Nigeria: Anatomy of a crisis

The recent sudden removal of Nigeria’s fuel subsidy, which the government says costs the nation $8bn annually, sparked angry protests and strikes that paralysed the …

100 years of the ANC

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) turned 100 on 8 January 2012 and organised a lavish celebration in the city of Mangaung (formally Bloemfontein) …