Recent Calls for Trade Conferences Ignore Significant Sources of Investment

PEOPLE’S DAILY: Trade is the lifeblood of nations, but a recent African proposal might limit it. A leaked proposal from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa states the need for African states to hold high level talks to coordinate … Continue reading Recent Calls for Trade Conferences Ignore Significant Sources of Investment

The Need For Strong States

  PEOPLES DAILY: Post-Colonial Africa Still Struggles to Meet The Needs of Their People Decades after their nominal independence, African States continue to struggle with violence, corruption, and ineffective policy. They are still struggling to rebuild in the wake of European empires. At the recent meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, many states agreed on their need for good governance, but there was disagreement over what that might mean. The Angolan delegation led the charge for strong states by saying that “…good governance is achieved through strengthening the state… the state is the centre of any good development and empowers … Continue reading The Need For Strong States