Nicolas Baverez

Baverez Nicolas

Nicolas Baverez is a French lawyer and essayist, graduate of the École normale supérieure and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), Ph.D. in History and Agrégé in Social Studies.

Biographie de Baverez Nicolas

Nicolas Baverez is a French lawyer and essayist, graduate of the École normale supérieure and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), Ph.D. in History and Agrégé in Social Studies.

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Africa is on the Threshold of its « Boom Years »

n°55 Third Quarter 2015

Africa’s    successful     take-off,    previously      prevented      by    the alternative strategies to capitalism and non-alignment, is     the result of globalisation. Since independence, the continent had suffered from the accumulation of non-development and impoverishment, corruption and the absence of the rule of law, and civil and foreign...

AFRICA’S BOOM YEARS

n°52 Third Quarter 2014

For almost half a century, the undertakings made when the African States gained independence came to nothing. It became apparent that national unity and sovereignty were merely masks, which concealed flourishing dictatorship and corruption in a situation of under-development and poverty and the curse of the raw materials that kept the leaders wealthy against the background of the grinding poverty of the peoples. Having made a bad start, Africa ended by being relegated to the margins of the...

AFRICA AND GLOBALISATION

n°42 First Quarter 2012

In his speech on “The Architecture of Africa after the Cold War” given in Kampala at Makerere University on 19 January last year, former South African president Thabo Mbeki identified three ages in the recent history of Africa: the colonial system which reached its peak in the 19th century; neo-colonialism which  underpinned independence because of the global rivalry between the USSR and the United States, which were fighting over their respective zones of influence; and the...

AFRICA AWAKES: THE NEW EMERGING CONTINENT

n°40 Third Quarter 2011

For a long time, Africa looked like a lost continent as far as democracy and development were concerned. Colonisation and subsequent independence were followed by a major decline, during which the continent,