Carl Manlan

Carl Manlan is chief operating officer at the Ecobank Foundation, and a 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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The historical necessity and limitations of African nationalism


 

Following the 1913 Land Act that placed most of the land in white hands, the South African National Natives Congress (SANNC) sent a delegation to London to lobby the government to abolish the act. The delegation was unsuccessful. Their approach to the government was not to call for an all-out rebellion against colonial rule. Because […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: a path to prosperity for Africa


 

Right now, we’re at a critical tipping point in Africa’s development. We’re hurtling headlong into The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which has the potential to turbo-charge the socio-economic development of the entire African continent. We’ve got the youngest continent in the world, with 60% of our population being youth. If we make the right decisions […]

The politics of African wildlife


 

As the politics of African wildlife continue to play a major role in ongoing media debates, some western writers are using the subject to help educate the public on the possibility that racism is impacting much of what is proposed by the West. The author of a fun-to-read and very educational book entitled Credit the […]

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Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

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