Tribute to Cardinal Tumi

It was on the occasion of the solemn opening of the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC), which he presided over in his capacity as Grand Chancellor of the University, that I met Cardinal TUMI in November 2001 and 2002. During one of his talks to the students, I noted his message to them: Love...

Reading Note: From the Avenue to the Chateau-Rouge Metro, Chronicles of the World Below

Bitter News from “Eternally Developing” Places, by Jean-Pierre Listre François-Xavier Akono, a Cameroonian Jesuit priest, gives us a series of bittersweet chronicles of trying realities, around little people whose way out one day is not very clear. First of all his style: he writes in small incisive sentences, sometimes “poetic” but precise, never practicing melodramatic...

Reading Note: Kako Nubukpo, The African Emergency, Let’s change the Growth Model! (by Jean-Pierre Listre)

Professor Kako Nubukpo is an economist (with a sensitive historian’s tropism) and a renowned academic. He was Minister in charge of Prospective and Evaluation of Public Policies in Togo (2013-2015). Professor Kako Nubukpo’s book is a useful reference point for outstanding issues, without claiming to provide, in all the fields explored, absolute answers to the...

Conference of February 12, 2020 organized by the Africa World Institute: China–Africa: What Perceptions? What realities? What perspectives?

On February 12, 2020, the Institut Afrique Monde (IAM) organized a conference at the Centre Sèvres on "China-Africa: What Perceptions? What realities? What perspectives?". Under the aegis of Mrs Denise Houphouët-Boigny, President of the IAM, this event, which brought together 250 participants, was led by Professor Kako Nubukpo, economist and politician, and Professor Thierry Pairault,...

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