Africa and the West: Revising the Rules of Engagement

March 16, 2014

The West needs to let Africa take charge of its own destiny. Lately, some African countries have signed anti-gay legislations. The consequence has been retribution from the West in the form of withdrawal of aid and vilification in international media. Other countries outside Africa took similar...

Africa: Tackling Illicit Outflows

March 09, 2014

Tax-free havens threaten the global economy. As far back as the early stages of the global financial crisis in 2007, Nick Mathiason citing the African Union (AU) reported: "More than $150 billion a year is looted from Africa through tax avoidance by giant corporations and capital flight using 'a...

Equity in Extractives: A Clarion Call from the Africa Progress Panel

May 18, 2013

The recently launched African Progress Report 2013 addresses the important topic of equality in extractives, and recieved a lot of media attention.  A Little History There are critical junctures in human history where a clarion call is issued against an injustice so great but...