Reviving the Pan-African Dream

With the foreseen economic growth in Africa in the coming decades, a growing fear of losing the African identity began to take hold. Africa’s development entailed involvement of Western powers, which at times conflict with the continent’s ideals. When funding and support often have strings attached to them, African countries…

Reforming the African Union

The African Union (AU) is plagued by allegations of its ineffectiveness. From its inability to act against the Ebola crisis to the migrant problem in the Mediterranean Sea, AU has been constantly criticized. One can say that the union’s hands are tied. Given its unsustainable and problematic funding, AU is…

Solving Africa’s Brain Drain Problem

In a highly globalized world, not only goods and information move easily from one border to another. Human capital movement has also been moving at an unprecedented rate, with transportation costs lowering and some receiving developed countries relaxing their migration policies. While the World Bank estimates that the highest numbers…

How to avoid Dutch disease: The case of Nigeria

Managing Nigeria’s excess oil revenue has never been easy. From Sani Abacha to Olusegun Obasanjo, many of Nigeria’s presidents have famously looted the country’s coffers made rich by oil money. From Nigeria’s independence in 1960 to the year 2006 an estimate $380-400 billion has been stolen by the country’s leaders….