EDITORIAL | Let’s put the guns to silence before…
A fundamental affirmation of the OAU/AU 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration, adopted by the African Union Heads of State and Government on May 25, 2013, was achieving “a conflict-free Africa”. Correspondingly, realizing “A peaceful and secure Africa” is number four of the seven aspirations of AU`s Agenda 2063: The…Read More »
EDITORIAL | Elimination of violence against women is everybody`s business!
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as part of global efforts to end the pervasive infringement of women`s rights, yet; 1 in 3 women and girls – nearly 1 billion of global women – still have to endure…Read More »
EDITORIAL | TICAD7: A big opportunity for Africa’s economic growth
The 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held last week, at Yokohoma, Japan, under the theme: “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” presented an array of opportunities for economic growth and prosperity on the continent Africa is hugely endowed with abundant human and natural…Read More »
EDITORIAL | AfCFTA: Unlocking Africa’s economic potentials for sustainable development
As it is set to be launched, this weekend, the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free-trade area in the world since the formation of World Trade Organisation – in terms of number of countries – could prove to be the long-awaited powerful catalyst for the continent’s sustainable economic…Read More »
EDITORIAL | Climate Change: Why African leaders must act, now!
The entire African continent accounts for a mere 4% of global carbon emission, compared to giant carbon emitters like China and USA who account for 23% and 19%, respectively. Yet, Africa suffers the brunt of climate change, on account of its weak capacity to adapt. The tragic consequences of climate…Read More »