Opinion & Analysis

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…
May 23, 2017
Seeking societal outcomes to investment is a growing theme to watch as more wealth is directed towards making a difference. While philanthropy is still an immature market in Africa –…
May 22, 2017
When it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and…
May 19, 2017
Football always divides opinion. As the latest English season draws to a close and the Football League playoffs take centre stage, there will be some that grumble about the format.…
May 18, 2017
The return of Brian Molefe as CEO of South Africa’s largest state owned enterprise, the power utility Eskom, has caused outrage due to the circumstances under which he resigned in…
May 17, 2017
When Morocco hosted the first climate change summit since a global emission reduction deal was struck in Paris a year ago, the country was determined to make the COP22 summit…
May 16, 2017
The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa Office asks whether we are doing enough to ensure…
May 14, 2017
Sustainable investment practices are transforming private capital investments, demonstrating that returns and a positive impact can - and should - go hand in hand. Benchmarking environmental, social and governance (ESG) best…
May 13, 2017
From mobile money to cargo drones and rugged portable wifi hotspots, Africa’s innovators are generating new technology to tackle consumer needs and development challenges. New data charting investment activity flowing…
May 11, 2017
When building a brand, companies are often challenged to stay real, be authentic and interface with their customers openly and honestly. Staying to true to the organisation’s founding values provides…
May 04, 2017
Rwanda has achieved some of the most dramatic gains in health and poverty-reduction in the world. This small, landlocked African country (the size of Massachusetts, but with twice the population)…
May 03, 2017
Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable…
May 02, 2017
“Does that “thing” work in Ghana? I mean that Intellectual Property thing”, my friend Dzifa asked me innocently. I smiled. It was not an unusual question. Intellectual property generally refers…
May 01, 2017
In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that…

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