Posts Tagged:Nigeria

The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s exit from power, another step forward for Africa’s democratic maturity?

by Femi Akomolafe

On the 21st of January, 2017, 22 years after he seized power in a coup, The Gambia’s ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, flew out of Gambia into exile. This is no doubt another giant step towards Africa’s political and economic stability. Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat to Adama Barrow, his challenger at the polls following the country’s…

Questionable Black History in the British Curriculum

by Femi Akomolafe

By: Femi Akomolafe When the teaching of black history begins with slavery, it ignores the humanity of black people, just as their humanity was denied in the past. The history of Africa taught in British classrooms today centres on slavery, and the humanitarian aid that western countries send to Africa – the typical ‘single story’…

Six Questions African Policymakers Must Answer Now

by admin

Originally published 3/14/16 By Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala The “Africa rising” story of the past decade, fuelled by 5 percent average annual growth, is in danger of faltering, due to the impact of global uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and weakly performing economies like China. Don’t be lulled by the IMF’s 2016 forecast: yes 4 percent growth with…