Category: Opinions

In hope Buhari inspires others

BY SOUMANOU SALIFOU The recent peaceful political transition in Nigeria has been extensively discussed, so let me not beat a dead horse. But President Buhari is in Washington this week, and after the warm...

How to rebalance Africa’s relationship with China

BY PROFESSOR BAMIDELE ADEKUNLE Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic ties with China have grown significantly this century. Beijing became the sub-continent’s biggest trading partner in 2009. But for sub-Saharan Africa to benefit fully from this relationship both parties...

The shackles of African neocolonialism

By Samir Salifou Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa has followed a slow, arduous and sometimes painful path. After achieving independence in the 1960s, most African states have not fully transitioned to democracy. In some instances...