Calestous Juma

Kenyans go to the polls to elect leaders that they hope will help them improve their welfare. They have one powerful instrument against which to judge their performance, writes Calestous Juma: the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Despite Lisbon’s genuine interest to serve “once again as a bridge” between the two continents, the summit came decades too late, argues Calestous Juma. Most of Europe has not woken up to the fact there is a new Africa that is unlikely to cross a bridge built with remnants from a previous era. New design criteria are needed to reconstruct relations between Africa and Europe.