African Awareness on Cricket is Alarmingly Low

TIMES OF INDIA AND AL JAZEERA: The UNECA delegates reveal their ignorance towards the sport of the world. The UN Economic Council on Africa (UNECA) has set its primary agenda to Enhancing Partnerships and Good Governance for Africa in the Post-2015 Framework. In the spirit of partnerships, we asked the different delegations in UNECA about … More African Awareness on Cricket is Alarmingly Low

Taken for a ride

  AL JAZEERA –UNECA’s continued focus on trade agreements neglects the shared infrastructure needed to power them As UNECA grows closer to producing a single resolution to be presented and voted on, questions linger regarding the façade of mutual cooperation. Specifically, why has infrastructure not been the top concern for Africa’s many landlocked countries? The statements … More Taken for a ride

Tunnel Vision in UNECA: Home-grown VS. Foreign Involvement

NHK: Convening today is the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, who have come together to discuss the issue of Enhancing Partnership and Good Governance for Africa in the Post-2015 Framework, and all (some) of its gritty little details. Climate change, education, and multinational corporations; a few very important facets of any proposed resolution concerning … More Tunnel Vision in UNECA: Home-grown VS. Foreign Involvement

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 Foreign Direct Investment Policies. Missing from these talks would be the nations that represent the … More Recent Calls for Trade Conferences Ignore Significant Sources of Investment

Enhancing Partnerships or Just Ripping Them Apart?

DAILY NEWS EGYPT: Priorities among the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) have managed to divide a continent. While Egypt and several West African states are determined to make green technology a key aspect of their strategy for enhancing partnerships and good governance in Africa, Libya and its allies are advocating for the prioritization … More Enhancing Partnerships or Just Ripping Them Apart?

Colonialism for militarism: a fair trade?

AL JAZEERA: True unity among African countries — and freedom from the excesses of colonialism — may just be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) convened for a discussion on Enhancing Partnerships and Good Governance for Africa post-2015. To the delight of the representatives in … More Colonialism for militarism: a fair trade?

The African Dream

    FOX NEWS: While the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) discusses the issue of better governance, fundamental ideas such as democratization and freedom are being ignored at the expense of ambitious yet unrealistic ideas. The African continent as a whole has been plagued with poor governance, a pattern that has been manifested … More The African Dream

Are women inherently less corrupt?

RUSSIA TODAY: Africa debates long-term strategies for combating corruption Some delegates in the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa may think so. The committee has begun discussing the topic of “Enhancing Partnerships and Good Governance for Africa in the Post-2015 Framework.” Rwanda —  a country with a thriving African economy with legislated quotas for women’s political … More Are women inherently less corrupt?

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 … More The Need For Strong States