Francis Banda

Dear Editor,
The article by Riaz Tayob of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (Seatini) in South Africa is very education and informative. One wonders whether some of the African leaders spare time to read this kind of literature. It would should help them become exposed and understand on how to deal with their counterpart leaders from the North. Institutions like World Bank and IMF have literally taken over the roles and responsibilities of more

I would like to express my view on the Comment and Analysis column (Pambazuka News 165). The idea of facilitating the ECOSOCC process is great. More so that the AU has recognised the need for putting in place mechanisms that evoke peoples’ participation. This is best done through involvement of Civil Society Organisation (CSO) structures to engage with the AU. History has shown that Africa has been driven from a top-down approach in processes of decision-making. Experience shows that more