Forty Big Questions for Progress and Shared Prosperity

Structural factors including inequality, discrimination and disadvantage have impeded progress in sub-Saharan Africa for much of the last century. Many of these factors are rooted in colonialism, culture and economic systems that inhibit the capacity of Africans and African countries to unlock their full potential. In recent years, national epidemics and global pandemics, such as …

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On Death

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die... - Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1-2 The death you run away from will come to meet you and you will be returned to the One who knows the unseen as …

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On Loss, Mourning and the Tragedy of a Generation

Loss So, I’ll get right to it. My sister, Ikoru Cotterell, died at 52 years old. She was very ill for a long time but died suddenly. Her death got me thinking about life, family, giving, altruism and kindness and related questions. How much help is reasonable when a person is alive and healthy? How …

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On Friendship, Other Extensions and Related Moral Questions 

Friendship, a form of interpersonal relationship with varying degrees of intimacy, has been a subject of interest to laypeople and scholars alike. At the heart of friendship is the concept of loyalty, which has its fundamental expressions, analyses, and interest in the context of friendship. The purpose of this note is to explore the nature …

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