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Opinion & Analysis

Apr 24, 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched BreatheLife, a campaign to make people more aware about the fact that air pollution – which it calls the invisible killer – is…
Apr 24, 2017
The middle classes in the Global South gained growing attention since the turn of the century, mainly through their rapid ascendancy in the Asian emerging economies. A side effect of…
Apr 23, 2017
In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but…
Apr 22, 2017
The escalating conflict between Mozambique's ruling party and the militant wing of Renamo, the opposition party, is weighing on the country's economic growth as anti-government fighters target key transport routes…
Apr 21, 2017
Asia is poised to play dominant role in Africa’s future growth in the wake of BrexitWestern governments and multinationals have played a significant role in Africa’s growth in the past…
Apr 20, 2017
National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organisations in Africa. In Rwanda, for example, a staggering 85-90% of advertising revenue comes from the public sector. In…
Apr 18, 2017
Traditional power utilities are dying.Dramatic declines in the cost of solar power and battery storage are finally giving consumers power over their own power supply.Most utilities are hoping it will…
Apr 18, 2017
Ol-konôî, the Maa or Maasai word for hyena, means “to eat greedily” or “the gluttonous one”. It shows a not so subtle disdain many communities have for spotted hyenas (Crocuta…
Apr 13, 2017
Blurb: Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doing more business at a lower cost. This, combined with a wave of fintech developments in…
Apr 05, 2017
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut South Africa’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, may well follow suit. The…
Mar 31, 2017
The Maputo Protocol, adopted by the African Union in 2003, was expected to transform the landscape for women’s rights on the continent. Its aim was to set standards and create…
Mar 30, 2017
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and…
Mar 30, 2017
Hopes of progression along a reformist democratic path in some key sub-Saharan African states appear to be receding. Greater democracy, enhanced freedom of speech and the media have all suffered…
Mar 27, 2017
Generic references to Africa blur the contexts, opportunities, challenges and risks as they relate to individual countries and you cannot have a generic strategy for expansion into Africa, not even…
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