African Cities — Built for Wealth Consumption Not Creation

by Daniel Knowles A few days before Christmas, I had the most tense journey to an airport of my life. I was in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I had been reporting on the end of President Joseph Kabila’s term (he had refused to step down, despite being constitutionally limited to …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 28 August 2015

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance, edited by Paul Ugor and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah Release Date: August 28, 2015 Publisher: Ashgate (Kindle Edition) All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young …

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How Africa can overcome being marginalised in the global economy

Léonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts Amherst One of the challenges facing African countries is that the global environment is rather unfriendly. This hampers their efforts to gainfully tap into global markets. Additionally, African economies are hindered by them still depending heavily on external assistance. Domestic revenue mobilisation is substantially below potential and progress in this …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 13 August 2014

Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu Release Date: August 13, 2014Publisher: Penguin Global In this important book, Moghalu challenges conventional wisdoms about Africa’s quest for economic growth in a globalized world. Drawing on philosophy, economics and strategy, his argument covers a range of subjects, from …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 4 July 2014

Africa Beyond the Mirror, by Boubacar Boris Diop, translated from the French by Vera Wülfing-Leckie and Caroline Beschea-Fache Release Date: July 10, 2014Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Boubacar Boris Diop’s latest collection of essays pushes the reader to look beyond the many clichés that are all too common currency in descriptions of Africa today. From the …

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