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“Any government in power”
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If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will...

Centenary scrutiny
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Sometimes the patterns of history, so often shrouded in confusing...

Development as human security
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The English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes depicts “the state of...

My sister in the Gambia (2)
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I was quite happy to let her carry on. As far...

Twenty-seven years of solitude
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The position of the leader is ultimately an intensely solitary,...

“Before it is too late”
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The above title is borrowed from the famous letter written...

“Poverty is unnecessary”
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I got a call last week from a man who called...

Sense and superficiality
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A reader reproaches me for praising two weeks ago the All...

Mandela’s legacy
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The passing of Nelson Mandela at 95 on Thursday 5th...

My sister in the Gambia (1)
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With 24 hours to leave the Gambia and being my...

African leadership: From rhetoric to realism
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When we lament the plight of the African continent, as...

Commerce, conflict and commodities
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In his seminal book: West Africa under Colonial Rule, the...