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Lifting the lid on the household: a new way to measure individual deprivation

Individual deprivation should be measured in different ways. Indeed, right now it is calculated on a home basis, neglecting the different levels of poverty within the household itself, where women are in the worst position. 1,136 more words


Nigeria: Huge Debts Await Buhari and In-coming Governors, DMO Reveals

AFTER the euphoria of their electoral victories, one of the major challenges that will confront the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and 20 or 21 new governors is the level of debt stock the out-going administrations will leave behind. 1,081 more words


Some historical explanation to MENA’s economic underdevelopment: The interaction between politics and institutions

The long economic underdevelopment of a once great empire such as the Arab world has been subject to debate among scholars and academics. This article aims at providing some historical insights to the developments of this region that may partially explain the historical backwardness of MENA, which still persists until modern days. 2,417 more words


Thank you Walter Rodney

Thank you Walter Rodney.

I might probably write more this person and his works but for now I just want to say thank you to Walter Rodney for his book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. 112 more words

Development in Africa presented as an investment opportunity for Western capitalists

For Gilbert Rist, the term ‘development’ functions as an excuse to reinforce the capitalist agenda for western imperialists presenting those who adopt the term as progressive because of its association with the improvement of living standards (2007). 310 more words


We Need An Education System Overhaul In Kenya - Part 1

I cannot remember a lot from my primary school Science and Agriculture class. One of the few things that I remember from Arts and Craft class is dovetail joints. 834 more words