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Why Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation supports World Food Prize

Gloria Uwizeyimana is a smallholder famer in Rwanda who used to struggle to feed her children. Her small plot of land did not yield enough, and did not provide her growing children with the nutrition they needed in their formative years. Gloria is not alone in her struggle. One in …

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Continuing Riposte: Of fake degrees and journals – The inconvenient conversation African universities must have

The ongoing discourse on academic credentials and credible outlets for knowledge production and dissemination is not for “much ado about nothings,” who have absolutely nothing to contribute to the discourse in ways that challenge the status quo for the betterment of our educational prospects in UPSA, Ghana, and elsewhere in …

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Blue Economy can be major contributor to Africa’s transformation and growth

Africa boasts of an abundance of natural resources, in particular aquatic and marine resources, with a potential that has not yet been fully tapped in the context of economic growth and sustainable development. The African Great Lakes constitute the largest proportion of surface freshwater in the world (27 per cent). …

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Rejoinder: Of fake degrees and journals – The inconvenient conversation African universities must have

I do not have the luxury of time to be involved in academic exchanges that involve long writings. So I might never write back to Dr. Tsikata if he responds. I can only read the response if he writes one. Dr. Tsikata’s article, apart from highly celebrating the supremacy of …

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Ban Ki-moon’s message to UN General Assembly

I stand before you with gratitude for your support across the decade I have had the privilege to serve this great organization, the United Nations. In taking the oath of office in December 2006, I pledged to work with you for “we the peoples”. With the Charter as our guide, …

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A path toward wealth and security: Investing in the health of Africa’s people

Africa needs much more investment from the private sector to build its roads, energy and communications infrastructure. But for countries to make the most use of that infrastructure, they also need to invest more in people — – in brain power and “gray matter” infrastructure, to realize their demographic dividend that fuels …

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How committed are African countries to stemming illicit financial flows?

While some African institutions like the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are making clear their stand on illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa, individual countries on the continent don’t seem to be showing enough commitment. As part of the continent’s …

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The liberating experience of Brexit

The referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s remain at or exit from the European Union, through its subversive BREXIT result – the first major, painful defeat for the under German control European Union of the banks and multinationals,- undoubtedly shook the dominant British and European political and economical system. …

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Migration debates becoming illogical

So far this year, the Italian coast guard has rescued more than 30,000 people from the Mediterranean Sea, acting with courage, compassion and efficiency. They deserve recognition from Africa because many of those souls are from the continent. Last year, more than 1 million people crossed the Mediterranean to reach …

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