Tag: Africa

Africa plagued by third term-itis

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Africa plagued by third term-itis

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s graceful acceptance of his loss this year to incoming President Muhammadu Buhari was a major advance for African democracy, for setting peaceful transition precedents, and for helping to mature political leadership on the continent. But that easy handover to an opponent was exceptional. Equally often, African rulers cling tenaciously to their […]

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Curbing corruption in Africa

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Curbing corruption in Africa

Corruption is everywhere —  in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Brazil. It persists in much of the rest of Asia beyond China, and is rampant in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Of the lowest 50 performers on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the World Bank’s Control of […]

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Africa’s captivating children

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Africa’s captivating children

Children of Africa: A Photographic Journey created itself. The idea came spontaneously, as my wife, Heather, and I perused thousands of photographs from our trips to Africa. We noticed they were predominantly of children. I also wanted to write a non-academic book and thought perhaps a photo-journal book would be an easier first attempt. Boy, was […]

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South Africa’s time of trouble

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
South Africa’s time of trouble

CAPE TOWN: Nelson Mandela’s death leaves political South Africa without any living moral compass. Symbolically, but tellingly, President Jacob Zuma was roundly booed when he spoke at Mandela’s memorial service. The country’s vibrant media carry constant stories about the declining popularity of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Mandela’s party and the nation’s historical liberation […]

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