ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
ARTICLES & PUBLICATION
- The Non-Sustainability of Rwanda’s Economic Miracle. In the 1994 Rwanda genocide, at least 800,000 people – mostly of the Tutsi ethnic group – was slaughtered. Since then, Rwanda has made a remarkable turnaround and chalked up spectacular economic progress. But this article argues that Rwanda’s economic miracle is not sustainable and suggests how it can be. Read more.
- Disband the African Union. The African Union is not served Africa w ell in defending human rights and promoting democracy. Needs to be replaced with the new organization consisting of only democratic countries. Read more.
- Zimbabwe’s coconut military coup installs a crocodile liberator. In November 2017 a convoy of tanks moved on the outskirts of the Zimbabwean capital and staged what appeared to be a military coup although the military denied it was a coup. That effectively ended the 37-year rule of Pres. Robert Mugabe. He was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa who used to be his right hand man. But Mnangagwa is part of the same corrupt cabal that ruined Zimbabwe in the first place. To make progress, Zimbabwe needs a clean break with the past. Read more.
- Is Democracy Working for Africa? BBC program debate, October 21, 2017. Listen here.
- “With Negotiators Like These”
Peace talks won’t solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will. Read more.
- “The Cheetah Generation: Africa’s New Hope”
The cheetahs are different from the stock of African leaders, intellectuals or elites, whose mental faculties are so foggy and their reasoning or logic so befuddled they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. Read more.
- “The Failure of World Bank Programs In Africa”
World Bank involvement in Africa’s development span more than three decades, providing over $50 billion to fund various projects and programs. These programs — in particular Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) — have failed spectacularly to alleviate poverty on the continent. Read more.
- “The Myth of Foreign Aid”
There are three types of foreign aid: humanitarian relief aid, given to victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes, cyclones and floods; military aid; and economic development assistance. Read more.
- “Why African Countries Implode”
- “Why Africa is Poor…”
Today, most Africans blame bad and corrupt leadership as the major cause of Africa’s woes. The post-colonial leadership, with few exceptions, established defective political and economic systems in which enormous power was concentrated in the hands of the state and ultimately one individual. Read more.
- “Nepad And Africa’s Leaking Begging Bowl”
Over the past decades, Western governments, international aid organizations, and multi-lateral financial institutions have crafted various initiatives to tackle Africa’s woes. Read more.
- “Economic Impact of Africa’s Conflicts”
The economic costs of Africa’s senseless wars and conflicts are incalculable. First and foremost is the wanton destruction they wreak. Infrastructure is reduced to rubble. Roads, bridges, communication equipment are bombed by combatants, houses and building destroyed. Read more.
- “Why Structural Adjustment Failed In Africa”
Africa, consisting of 54 countries, is the least developed region of the Third World despite its immense wealth in mineral and natural resources. The statistics on Africa’s postcolonial development record are horrifying. Read more.
We have not done well tackling the fundamental or root causes of Africa’s problems. We often apply band-aid solutions to their symptoms and then they flare up again. In 1991, Somalia imploded. Then Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Liberia and others followed. In 2011 – 20 years later – Libya imploded. Why? Read more.
The “POWER EQUATION” lies at the root of Africa’s never-ending cycle of war, political instability and chaos. The “power equation” can be summarized as the centralization of power, the monopolization of power and the exercise of power to benefit certain persons or groups to the total exclusion of other groups. Sustainable development in an African country is not possible without addressing the “power equation.” Read more.