Nigerian Political Update – Buhari Targets South East

Awka — With six days to the presidential election, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, will storm the Eastern commercial nerve centre, Onitsha, Anambra State, with his campaign train. Where he’d hold town hall meetings, as portion of his campaign tour ahead of the March 28 presidential election, Buhari, who’s anticipated there on Monday, […]

The African Cash Which Simply Disappears

A combined panel headed by former South African President Thabo Mbeki and run from the African Union as well as the United Nations released a report describing the strategies some businesses utilize to send cash from the continent illicitly. The losses are staggering not only in relation to dollars but development chances lost, Mr. Mbeki […]

Will Oil Bring Prosperity or Chaos to East Africa

Many in the oil industry are looking towards East Africa as the next great oil reserves.  There have been many discoveries over the last few years that seem to be commercially viable, including some in Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania. Of course these countries have numerous problems, but if used responsibly the billions of dollars of […]

Another Go at Democracy

It sounds a stupid question, but will it take another revolution to bring democracy to Egypt? THe Egyptian revolution was one of the most dramatic of the Arab spring, and although there was some violence it did not degenerate into the civil wars of Libya and Syria.  The problem is that many of those protesters […]