Naira Floats: IMF prevails as pending doom looms

  Emeka Chiakwelu, AFRIPOL By Emeka Chiakwelu Here comes the big trouble, for with floating of naira comes massive devaluation, Hyperinflation and higher interest rate. Nigerian government has finally bowed to recommendation by masterly International Monetary Fund (IMF) to devalue naira by allowing the embittered currency to float. Nigerian government cannot be accused of dithering; […]

Opinion: Reflection on US-Africa Summit By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu After the successful completion of US-Africa Summit, the news was dominated by Ebola explosion that ferociously and perilously stole the thunder from the rosy aftermath analysis of the summit. But wait a second; I still have some reflections on the historic summit: When I read on the pages of New York Times […]

Opinion: How African Underdeveloped Africa

By: Amir Abdulazeez The late historian, Professor Walter Rodney spent 361 pages of writing in 1972 trying to convince readers on how Europe underdeveloped Africa. The book was a masterpiece, as it was one of the best literatures on European imperialism, especially as it relates to Africa. The late historian did a magnificent job in […]

World Economic Forum and Sustainable African Development

By Emeka Chiakwelu “Keep hope alive,” a mantra propagated by United States Civil Right leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, when he was campaigning to become the first Black President of America. Although he failed short of his ambition, yet his hopeful dream was kept alive and eventually Barack Obama became the first Black President of United […]

George W. Bush: A True and Best Friend of Africa

By Emeka Chiakwelu It does not happen often, but five living American presidents recently gathered in Dallas, Texas to dedicate George W. Bush presidential Library. Political and ideological differences notwithstanding, there was a resounding conclusion that George W. Bush policy on Africa was most effective and generous especially his endeavor to combat HIV/AIDS crisis and […]

AMVCA: Full List Of Winners

1. Aryan Kaganof: AMVCA Best Pix Editor Winner (Man On Ground) 2. Best Local Language Yoruba goes to – Tunde Kelani for Maami 3. Best Art Director—Anita and Chantel carter 4. The award for best local language (swahili) goes to Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope 5. The Best Art director award winner […]

The Economist singing Africa praises: From “Hopeless” To ” Hopeful” Africa

By Emeka Chiakwelu Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first Nigerian President used to say: “No condition is permanent.” In past decade or more, Africa with all her short comings, vulnerabilities and sufferings appeared to be in a perpetual condition of hopelessness. The disease, political unrest and poverty were making permanent residents in Africa. With these deplorable […]

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