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Africa: Good leadership a must for better, more tax compliance

Regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society will gather for the World Economic Forum in Kigali from May 11-16 to celebrate Africa’s decades-long progress in economic growth and poverty reduction — and to talk about the future. Africa is a much better place for women, adolescents, and children than it was 25 years ago when the Millennium Development Goals were launched. But those gains could be at risk. 

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The ‘Big Man’ Syndrome in Africa

Why do so many African leaders overstay their welcome or break electoral rules? In the recent elections in Uganda, 30 year incumbent Yoweri Museveni won a fifth five-year term. Opposition activists are contesting the results. This has raised again that eternal post-independence question. Museveni is seventy-one years old and has governed since he took power in a military coup in 1986; longer than the majority of the country’s population have lived.

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Giving Lip Service to Good Governance No More Sustainable

The table of the Revolutionary Democrats seems to be full of issues that need their attention. If one is to go by appearances, it is easy to see that this could be one of the busiest times of their governance. It all relates to the convergence of schedules.

With the election business done successfully, though discomforting in the larger outlook of competitive multi-party democracy, there is a need for the ruling elite to bring a convincing economic roadmap. And there is a need to align the roadmap with upcoming international commitments, mainly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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In defence of the African Union

It’s easy to take pot shots at the African Union – and frankly, these can be well-deserved. But it’s a mistake to write the organisation off entirely. In fact, it does plenty to justify its standing as Africa’s only continental institution. For all its faults, Africa is better with the AU than without it.

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Brad Pitt’s documentary on oil in Nigeria and Ghana

Apr13

A movie executive-Produced by Brad Pitt –‘Big Men’ Explores Greed in West African Oil Exploration specifically Ghana and Nigeria. This Documentary premieres at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAE1WoGWgcA[/youtube]

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Africa Is Rising But Slowly and Unevenly

Cape Town — Standards of governance are gradually improving across Africa. Although the performance of some nations has deteriorated in fields such as the rule of law, economic opportunity and citizens’ participation in government, every country on the continent has seen at least some improvement in the indicators of human development since the turn of the century.

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