A Twitter Moment with Africa’s Straight Shooter: George Ayittey

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During the past five years of my stay in the United States, I have come across different members of the African diaspora who are passionate about the future of the continent. I’ve talked to ambitious educated individuals who’ve expressed their determination to one day go back and contribute. On the …

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Africa Coverage: A Growing Case of Shooting the Messenger

More coverage is what we need. Not indifference by Africans who could actually make a difference.

You’ve come across this. I’m sure of it. Imagine watching an important speech about something groundbreaking and getting interrupted by an annoying comment about what the speaker is wearing instead of what he is saying. If you’re an active social media user like I am, you probably have seen what …

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World Bank Group’s New Approach: Pragmatism in, Ideology out – Can Africans Believe in It?

Ian Solomon

“I am a socialist and I take part in the ‘Occupy Tampa’ movement” said one of the students opening the first question at an event sponsored by the USF World, at the University of South Florida’s International Program in Tampa, Florida. The question was directed at the Executive Director of the …

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