• 17
  • Jan

The year 2013 should ordinarily generate excitement for Africans and the African Union,as this institutionwill celebrate on 25 May 2013 the 50th anniversary of the founding of its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

  • 17
  • Jan

PEOPLE used to make nasty jokes about lawyers equating them to ghouls and lower life forms. I think banks and bankers can be inserted into those jokes, replacing lawyers. “What is the difference between a ‘banker’ and a vulture? One is a scheming, carrion-eating, manipulating, sneaky, distasteful, threatening, back-stabbing beast; the other is a bird.”

  • 11
  • Jan

Welcome back, dear readers. I trust that you had a blast of a time during the recent festive season and that you have now entered the year 2013 with renewed vigour and determination.

  • 11
  • Jan

There appears across the globe to be an upbeat mood about the economic prospects of the African continent. Major titles, including Le Monde and Le Figaro in Paris, the Financial Times of London and the New York Times have in recent months dedicated stories speaking positively about Africa as an important frontier of economic growth. More specifically, Time magazine recently had a cover feature with the title, ‘Africa rising’.

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