General / Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships and Development Opportunities No. 13

BARCLAY’S GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – AFRICA From the website: “On the programme for 12 to 18 months, you’ll be guided, moulded and trained – building up the skills and experience you’ll need to become a leader for our future. Every step of the way, our training and support will keep your development on track. The … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Nigerian Affairs / Syndicated Op-Eds

Understanding Nigeria’s Historic Elections and Why They’re So Contentious

It is common to hear policy makers, development experts and pundits talk about the need to “build strong institutions” in Africa as the solution to governance challenges without quite understanding what processes building or modifying these “institutions” entail. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their 2012 tour de force, Why Nations Fail, provide a compelling … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Global / Women

Happy International Women’s Day 2015

The International Women’s Day 2015 was officially on Sunday 08 March 2015. This is a celebration of women, but also a reminder of the need to attain gender equality, equity, parity, equilibrium or at least, some form of justice, fairness and fairplay. The Aljazeera Magazine has a special issue on “What Women Want“. I shared a … Continue reading

General / Scholarships & Funding

Apply: The World Bank Group Analyst Program

From the website: The World Bank Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through this structured three-year program, you will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, … Continue reading