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Africa's microfinance revolution

Africa's microfinance revolution

Mar 22, 2017

Blurb: Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doin...

Studying Africa by numbers can be misleading

Studying Africa by numbers can be mislea…

Mar 21, 2017

In November 2010, Ghana Statistical Services announced new and revised gross domestic product (GDP) ...

The view that '419' makes Nigeria a global cybercrime player is misplaced

The view that '419' makes Nigeria a glob…

Mar 18, 2017

The contemptuous label of “cyber-criminals” is the figurative sword with which the Niger...

Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature

Namibia: grown up after a generation int…

Mar 17, 2017

Visitors to “the land of wide open spaces”, as Namibia is successfully promoted to touri...

The ICC can't live with Africa, but it can't live without it either

The ICC can't live with Africa, but it c…

Mar 16, 2017

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to w...

Zimbabwe’s dying dictatorship

Zimbabwe’s dying dictatorship

Mar 15, 2017

In 2016, as President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 92nd birthday and 36th year in power, Zimbabwe st...

The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli

The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzani…

Mar 13, 2017

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is praised by some for his “no nonsense” atti...

How amnesty efforts in the Niger Delta triggered new violence

How amnesty efforts in the Niger Delta t…

Mar 09, 2017

New militant groups have emerged in Nigeria’s Delta region. Reuters/George Esiri Tarila Ma...

For Zimbabwe’s profligate government, money does grow on trees

For Zimbabwe’s profligate government, mo…

Mar 07, 2017

President Robert Mugabe’s government announced a late Monday afternoon deal to hand its employ...

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East Africa PC Market Suffers Decline as Gray Imports and Monetary Policies Begin to Bite

Mar 22, 2017

East Africa PC Market Suffers Decline as Gray Imports and Monetary Policies Begin to Bite

The East Africa PC market – comprising Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda – declined -8.6% year on year i...

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