×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 754

Opinion & Analysis

Jul 05, 2016
On June 14, 2016, Zimbabwe and Japan signed a major automobile industry trade deal to ship 10,000 Japanese tractors to Harare and train 40 Zimbabweans in Japanese automobile manufacturing techniques.…
Jul 04, 2016
In early June the international debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s granted a stay of execution by not downgrading the South African government’s IOU certificate to a “junk debt” status.…
Jul 01, 2016
Africa’s largest economy has finally floated its fixed currency exchange rate for the first time in history. The freeing of the Nigerian naira after months of policy debates saw the…
Jun 30, 2016
Almost all developing countries have policies to promote small and medium-sized firms. The reasons for this choice are clear. Small firms appear to create lots of job with relatively little…
Jun 23, 2016
Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been…
Jun 20, 2016
Just before the anti-corruption summit in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron made his now infamous public gaffe in a silly, schoolboyish way. He boasted to the Queen: We’ve got…
Jun 13, 2016
A consistent feature of global analyses of Africa’s economic prospects is their fickleness. In the years since the global financial crisis in 2008, forecasts about Africa have swerved from deep…
Jun 08, 2016
In a new study into the South African government’s proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging, Helvin Manuel, an MBA graduate of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), found that…
Jun 05, 2016
When most people think or speak about internet freedom, they are often concerned with the right, for example, to say what you want online without censorship and without being subject…
Jun 03, 2016
This year’s Africa Day message from African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma affirms the organisation’s commitment to political and economic integration among member states. It cites the free movement of…
Jun 02, 2016
Although it’s problematic to generalise about a large, diverse place it’s fair to say that Africa is fast emerging as a consumer continent. It is populated by “Afropolitans”, who are…
May 31, 2016
The latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa features an in-depth examination of green industrialisation opportunities across the continent. The challenge lies in transforming production methods and…
May 30, 2016
There are two features of life on the African continent that are fundamentally deadly to socioeconomic development. These are lack of cleanliness and punctuality. There is plenty of discussion on…
May 25, 2016
Since the turn of the century the middle classes of the global South have taken centre stage in economic policy circles. Animated by diversification of some countries’ economies, a handful…

  1. Opinions and Analysis

Calender

« June 2017 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30