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African Countries Must Stop Begging Foreigners For Everything

AFRICANGLOBE - It was a moment of truth telling and reality check at the just-concluded 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa when former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan insisted that African countries must stop begging, cap-in-hand, for assistance from foreigners to address challenges confronting the continent.

On Being African In China – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - The first character for the Chinese word for Africa, “fei” (非), means “to not be; not have; not; wrong; incorrect; lack.” Walter Bagehot, a prolific writer and journalist, once opined that “an ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.” That word “spectacle” probably best encapsulates my experience as a Black female living and studying in China.

Increasing Pressure on Resource Companies Robbing Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2010, the US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposes a legal duty on all resource companies listed on the US capital markets to disclose payments to foreign governments of over $100,000.

‘Africa Has Every Reason to Be Optimistic’ – Strive Masiyiwa

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report by the Africa Progress Panel calls for greater transparency in business dealings with the continent. The report presented by former UN chief Kofi Annan focused on Africa's extractive industries.

Halt Theft of African Mining Revenue – Kofi Annan

AFRICANGLOBE - African countries need to pass laws compelling foreign mining companies to be more honest in their dealings on the continent, former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said on Friday.