Category Archives: Governance

Now is the time for growth and governance – Tony Blair

Tony Blair. Africa Governance Initiative. March 03, 2013 This article originally appeared in The Observer, 3 March 2013. Prime ministers and presidents generally don’t like global summits. They are a necessary part…

Freedom in the World 2013 – Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa 50 countries & territories. 901 million people. 13% free. PRESS: 5% free Despite being home to several of the world’s worst performing countries in terms of respect for human rights, the region saw…

Are you allowed to read this? Freedom of Expression

Africa in Fact, March 2013. Good Governance Africa. Freedom of expression is under siege in most of Africa. In 2012, only 5 out of 55 African countries had a free press,…

Beating the resource curse in Africa: a global effort

Good Governance Africa. Africa holds 60% of the world’s platinum deposits, more than 40% of the world’s gold and almost 90% of the world’s diamonds, not to mention substantial oil…

Transparency alone fails to reveal corruption

  Good Governance Africa. A voluntary programme to promote greater transparency in oil, gas and mining may have entrenched devious ways of concealing bribes and other forms of corruption. Mark…

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…

Why Fighting Corruption in Africa Fails

  William Gumede. Pambazuka News. November 14, 2012. Most well-intentioned corruption busting remedies in Africa fail because the root causes of corruption on the continent are often poorly understood. INTRODUCTION: COLONIAL…

130221_INBOX_Epiphanies_crJoeCiardiello

Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…

au-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma

Legitimacy through Regional Governance: The African Union

Noele Crossley analyses the challenges facing the African Union as it works towards becoming an importance force for regional stability and local legitimacy. This post originally appeared on Global Policy. Noele…

African Government Debt Statistics

African Central Government Debt – Statistical Yearbook (OECD).Borrowing requirements by governments in Africa to finance their budget deficits are met both by funds raised on financial markets and, to a…