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Look to China for the main beneficiary of America's likely retreat from Africa

Look to China for the main beneficiary o…

Jul 25, 2017

Anti-terrorism and transactional relationships are likely be the main features of US President Donal...

Kenya should be focused on recycling, not banning plastic bags

Kenya should be focused on recycling, no…

Jul 05, 2017

Kenya recently announced a ban on one of the most common materials used in the country’s packaging s...

Why the World Bank’s efforts to marshal private capital won’t reduce poverty

Why the World Bank’s efforts to marshal …

Jul 04, 2017

The planned reinvention of the World Bank may be a mea culpa of sort from the multilateral funding i...

Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

Alternative currencies are the future: w…

Jul 03, 2017

When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects so...

How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study

How badly implemented land reform can af…

Jun 29, 2017

Large carnivores are in decline all over the world. Threats like persecution and loss of both prey a...

Cash is falling out of fashion – will it…

Jun 28, 2017

On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as...

A Big Bond for Africa

A Big Bond for Africa

Jun 28, 2017

The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have reached a critical juncture. Strained by a collapse in comm...

Ghana: The Slow-motion killer in the banking system - Jerry Afolabi

Ghana: The Slow-motion killer in the ban…

Jun 27, 2017

There are growing concerns that the rising non-performing loan (NPLs) on the books of some banks in ...

Despite Brexit, the EU still holds valuable lessons for African integration

Despite Brexit, the EU still holds valua…

Jun 26, 2017

During the independence struggle, leaders like Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah argued that Africa could only r...

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Petya-like wormable malware: The “Who” and the “Why” - Rick Holland

Jul 01, 2017

Petya-like wormable malware: The “Who” and the “Why” - Rick Holland

Late on 27 June, the New York Times reported that a number of Ukrainian banks and Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state power d...

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