Opinion & Analysis

Jun 21, 2017
The World Bank’s relationship with US president Donald Trump has raised concerns about its political neutrality in recent weeks, but a larger and potentially much more important shift in how…
Jun 21, 2017
Tax evasion benefits individuals to the detriment of society, wiping out state services. It also hampers the achievement of the eight United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs), which were designed…
Jun 16, 2017
South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group are young people under the age of 35 with a…
Jun 15, 2017
After accepting his nomination as the presidential candidate of the main opposition coalition recently, Raila Odinga likened himself to Joshua, the biblical figure who led the Jews to the Promised…
Jun 13, 2017
The smuggling, dilution and adulteration of fuel is a pervasive and persistent threat to the energy sector in many countries around the world, raising the bar for governments and the…
Jun 09, 2017
There is hardly an organisation in the world – big or small – that doesn’t have to adapt to changing circumstances. The pace of development in technology, the quick pace…
Jun 06, 2017
Recent years have seen the international business community look to the promise of growth through doing business in Africa, the world’s last frontier for the development of new business opportunities.…
Jun 06, 2017
In proud cheers, Kenyans witnessed the birth of a millennium railway project that will transform their lives. And once again, China has proved itself a true and capable friend behind…
Jun 05, 2017
Nigeria’s economy has spent much of 2016 in recession for the first time in over two decades. Unsurprisingly there has been speculation about the strength of its banking system. Non-performing…
Jun 02, 2017
Botswana will on 01 June 2017, make effective the Tourism Development Levy, that will levied to all Non-SADC visitors. The USD30 will accrue an estimated USD 5,7 million at ports…
Jun 01, 2017
The attack on 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But…
May 30, 2017
Toxic leadership is characterised by a number of familiar traits: unwillingness to take feedback, lying or inconsistency, cliquishness, autocracy, manipulation, intimidation, bullying, and narcissism. The toxic leader can - if…
May 28, 2017
The two African designers voiced these views last week, at the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in the session on “Fashionomics” dedicated to the African textiles…
May 25, 2017
The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa becoming more democratic?”. As we celebrate…

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