Jul 3rd, 2013
By Zechariah Manyok Biar In my recent article, “Proven wrong,” I suggested that the way South Sudan can improve by at least one point next year in the failed states grading is to target at least two issues that make it a failed state and improve on them. I did not offer the strategies that […]...
Oct 3rd, 2012
Mark Tran, guardian.co.uk, LSE’s Professor James Putzel warns against aid donors sticking rigidly to formulas on democracy, human rights and governance Donors have acted hastily in suspending aid to Rwanda over allegations that it is supporting a rebel insurgency in the neighbouring Democratic ...
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Sep 3rd, 2012
By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam It is time to bury the hatchet and move forward in Ethiopia! Nelson Mandela taught that “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” I would add that your enemy also becomes your friend and your ally. [&h...
Dec 15th, 2011
Last year, Angola’s president authorised the extension of a mining concession ‘primarily to the benefit of his daughter’, Tchizé dos Santos, making a mockery the government’s words on ‘good governance, transparency and public service’, writes Rafael Marques de Morais. On 5 November 2010 t...