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  • Africapitalism: Empowering People Works Much Better Than Giving Them Aid

    I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education, and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient. While all assistance is to be acknowledged and appreciated, we need to rethink the ways in which we help others. We …

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  • Letter to President Obama on the anniversary of the Power Africa Initiative

    Nearly 600 million or seven-out-of-ten Africans do not have access to electricity.  This week marks the 1st anniversary of the announcement of President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa aims to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity in Africa by 2018 in participating countries.  The six African countries participating in the Power …

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  • Jobs and Power: Beyond 2015

    In 2000, the United Nations made the historic announcement of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They were very specific and had a timeline of 15 years for delivery. Progress on most of the goals has been encouraging but as we look towards the next round of development goals, we must recognise how the world has …

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  • Nigeria’s Power In The Hands Of The Private Sector

    President Goodluck Jonathan’s commitment to ‘move Nigeria from darkness to light’ was one step closer to being realized today at the official signing ceremony held by the BPE for the winning bidders of the privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). The ceremony was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja and was …

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