The Public Sector, Privatization, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

by James S. Guseh Abstract At the time of independence, nearly all African countries identified capitalism with neocolonialism and therefore adopted a statist approach to economic development, with government being the major instrument of development. As a result, the size of the public sector grew through the creation of public sector enterprises. On the other […]

Globalisation, NEPAD and the Governance Question in Africa

by ‘Kunle Amuwo Introduction and Problematique The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is yet another initiative by Africa’s Heads of State and Governments intended to reverse, for good, the beggarly and highly embarrassing image of the continent through a ‘sustained engagement’ with the developed world. Among its many objectives, NEPAD seeks to halt the growing and deepening […]

France’s Conflict Resolution Strategy in Côte d’Ivoire and its Ethical Implications

by Maja Bovcon Abstract This paper evaluates France’s conflict resolution strategy by taking into account Côte d’Ivoire’s internal dynamics and the wider international context over the last two decades. Contrary to the prevailing opinion, it will be argued that France, given the circumstances, has undertaken a successful conflict resolution strategy. The controversial implication of France […]