Introduction Food security is a basic human need and fighting hunger is one of the greatest challenges of this century. By 2022, two billion people are living in moderate or severe food insecurity, because they do not have regular access to food, not a necessary variety of nutritional value, or there is not enough food…Read More
Africa and The UN: How to Reform the United Nations Security Council in a Post-Pandemic World.
Abstract It finally took the Russian invasion of Ukraine for the world to realize that the United Nations Security Council is a lame-duck institution. This article focuses on the need to reform…Read More
Africa Trade: Intra-Trading as Key to Unlocking Agricultural Potential in Africa.
Abstract Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint. More than 60% of the sub-Saharan African population depended on agriculture as their source of income and about 23% of the continent’s GDP is reportedly from agriculture. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped; at least one in five Africans goes to bed hungry…Read More
The Impact of Coronavirus on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy and Future Dynamics
Abstract Foreign policy is a very essential aspect of life and existence of every sovereign nation and since Nigeria became independent in 1960. Its foreign policy like that of most other countries has witnessed’ successes and failures. The global outbreak of the coronavirus was a major test to Nigeria’s foreign policymakers. This article aims to…Read More
Systematic Oppression by IMF: A Case Study of Africa
INTRODUCTION The current international system is structured along the lines of globalization and the neo-liberal philosophy of free trade while being dominated not by a single state but by global institutions, particularly international financial institutions and other multinational organizations. Ultimately, the Bank and the Fund dramatically shape the daily existence of states within the international…Read More
Rethinking the role of the traditional institution in African development: Iyah-Gbede community in Kogi State, Nigeria as a case study
Recent studies on Africa have shown that traditional institutions and their representatives such as Chiefs, Obas, Emirs, and influential tribal men are powerful forces in sub-Sahara Africa. Its also important to note that before colonization, societies in Africa had evolved various systems…Read More
The Dangers of “the Emergency of Emergence” in Africa
This is a continental phenomenon. Following the roaring 2000s that saw the fast growth of middle-income countries in the global South – epitomized by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) – many African countries defined in the early 2010sas a priority the attainment of this status of emergence. This is the case of…Read More
How Important are Natural Resources for African Development?
Today, Noé Michalon breaks the myth of natural resources being a key factor of either the development or the decay of African countries. They surely played a role in emphasizing pre-existing factors but should be put in the background to focus on more important core activities. When it comes to natural resources in Africa comes…Read More
Is Internet A Human Right? Africa Said No
Internet Shutdowns have plagued the African digital medium this year. Congo DR, Gambia, Cameroon, and Ethiopia are a couple of countries that restricted the use of the internet for political reasons earlier in 2017. This is just after 30 out of 54 African countries violated digital rights in 2016, 11 of these States were involved…Read More