Oct 17th, 2012
Dele Meiji Fatunla This year’s launch of the Mo Ibrahim Index on Governance and the Mo Ibrahim Prizefor leadership was full of signs and signals. In a signal that it wanted to engage more with governments, the foundation appointed Abdoulie Janneh, former executive secretary of the Economic Commission...
Mar 29th, 2012
Social Watch Mining is still a good business in Africa. But over the decades, it is outsiders who have benefited from the continent’s resources. Now governments have pledged to change this. African ministers of mineral resources resolved, in a conference in Addis Ababa last December, to move into act...
Feb 19th, 2012
Johannesburg – An estimated $50bn is exported out of the African continent illegally every year, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday. “This money is exported illegally instead of being invested in the continent,” he said. Mbeki was speaking at the launch of a United Nation...