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Green Travel, Sustainable Travel, Responsible Travel

Ecotourism, Green Travel, Sustainable Travel, Responsible Travel — are all terms widely used by tour operators to promote trips to Africa. So how can you separate the marketing from the “real thing”? This guide to being a responsible traveler will help you figure it all out. Defining “Responsible Travel” or “Sustainable Travel” Responsible travel allows […]

A new road map for Power Africa

An ambitious new road map released last week lays out how Power Africa, the United States government initiative to increase power generation capacity and access to electricity in Africa, will achieve its targets by 2030. The report outlines areas of new emphasis for the initiative, including a greater focus on energy access and on renewables. […]

How Africa-EU research cooperation is improving energy access in Africa

Energy in Africa is a scarcer commodity than in the developed world. Fifteen percent of the world’s population lives on the African continent, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. On average, electricity consumption per capita in sub-Saharan Africa is less than that needed to power a 50-watt light bulb continuously. The […]

Analysis towards Effective Policing in Nigeria

    Abstract   Security of life and property is the bedrock of social, economic and political stability of any nation. Man as a unique creature with peculiar and complex nature could be instinctively unpredictable and uncontrollable. And this explains why humans are the major determinant and provider of security in a society. Governments of […]

The Microfinance Revolution in East Africa

After many of its big nations became independent in the 1960s,1 sub-Saharan Africa’s growth and development record was disastrous for decades. Much of Africa suffered negative per capita growth. By 1990, the typical African mother had only a 30% chance of all of her children surviving to the age of five.2 Such appalling facts led […]

M-PESA: The Best of Both Worlds

The lack of financial inclusion in Kenya is fueled by an array of adverse policies and conditions. Many Kenyans live in isolated, rural areas, locations where banks see traditional establishments as extremely unprofitable. The marriage between technology and behavior of the Kenyan population, make M-PESA’s success real. M-PESA, a mobile banking and payment system in […]

Connecting Africa

The story of Africa’s telecoms market continues to be about growth. There were 778 million mobile subscriptions in Africa at endJune 2013 and the continent’s mobile-subscription count will reach one billion during 2015 and 1.2 billion by end-2018, according to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media. Mobile voice revenues in Africa are forecast to continue […]

Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe Gérard Prunier Reviewed by Helen Hintjens (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)) Published on H-Africa (July, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia The New African Century: From Rwanda’s Genocide to Congolese Reconstruction, or Africa’s Thirty Years’ War This is an incredibly impressive […]

Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town.

Reviewed by Judith A. Byfield (Cornell University) Published on H-Africa (December, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia Byfield on Semley Relative to other regions of Africa, Yoruba historiography is substantial. Nonetheless important new studies continue to be produced by scholars on and beyond the continent. In the past decade a number of important texts on women […]