Fifty years of independence, yet Africa is spoken of always in pessimistic terms. Africa, perhaps, can be compared to a delinquent child who refuses to change his ways because he thinks whatever he does would not be appreciated. Which is where we come in; we report the genuine efforts African Governments and their peoples are making to strengthen democracy and its institutions, grow their economies and improve the standards of living of their peoples.
There is, indeed, progress to report from Africa. For the first time in decades, the IMF reports sustained rates of economic growth and rising income levels in Africa. Increasing levels of foreign and domestic investment, strengthened support from development partners, and sound economic policies are bearing fruit bar the threat from the global economic meltdown.
On the other hand, to give some sense of balance, we report on the dinosaurs and haters of democracy and progress in the continent who sometimes will rather kill and torture their own people using state machinery; make them starve and die of hunger and malnutrition and disease, instead of succumbing to the aspirations of their peoples.
Additionally, we report on the activities of aid agencies operating in the continent. We will continue to outline what is being done to improve the plight of the poor and needy that these agencies aim to serve and look at issues of aid delivery, and administrative costs within these organisations and bring news on new projects.
New Africa Analysis investigates and comments on the activities of the International Monetary fund, the World Bank and other relevant financial bodies. The impact of the policies of such institutions on African economies is assessed.