Lessons Buhari can learn from Obama about managing a tough economy

Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College It is atypical for an American president to invite a nascent African head of state to the White House, especially less than one month after the latter’s inauguration. To some observers, therefore, US President Barack Obama’s invitation of his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, for a White House parley scheduled for July …

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Capsule Review: ‘Foreign Aid in Practice’ by Stephen Browne

This capsule book review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Foreign Aid in Practice by Stephen Browne. (New York: Columbia University Press, July 1990). 283 pages, $60.00 cloth. Attempting both to explain and justify current foreign aid programs and practices, Foreign Aid in Practice is in …

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Book Review: ‘Breakfast in Hell: A Doctor’s Experiences of the Ethiopian Famine’ by Myles Harris

(This book review originally appeared in the Washington Times on Monday, June 1, 1987, and in the New York City Tribune on Wednesday, June 3, 1987.) RICHARD SINCERE A Doctor’s Story Of Deliberate Famine And an African Hitler  Breakfast in Hell: A Doctor’s Experiences of the Ethiopian Famine, by Myles Harris, Picador, London, $4.85, 221 …

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Book Review: ‘The Poverty of “Development Economics”‘

(This article appeared originally in the New York City Tribune on March 16, 1990, under the headline, “The Poverty of ‘Development Economics’ in Africa.”) African development specialists complain that Poland and Hungary will get over $500 million in economic aid in 1990 while the entire continent of Africa gets only about two-thirds that amount. There …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 3 August 2014

Africa and Economic Policy: Developing a Framework for Policymakers, by Ferdinand Bakoup Release Date: August 1, 2014Publisher: Anthem Press ‘Africa and Economic Policy: Developing a Framework for Policymakers’ aims to fill an important gap in the current literature on economic policy in developing countries. Despite its richness and sophistication, the current economic literature has not …

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