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Opinion & Analysis

Aug 29, 2016
The 2008 financial crisis showed up glaring gaps in the way that central banks operate. As a result adjustments have been made to their roles and responsibilities. The Conversation Africa’s…
Aug 27, 2016
President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) has been declared winner of the most closely fought election Zambia has witnessed since adopting a multiparty system in 1990. Edgar Lungu…
Aug 24, 2016
The interaction between artisanal (small scale) mining and agriculture in Africa still needs to be carefully considered by policy makers to ensure that people’s livelihoods and countries' export revenues aren’t…
Aug 21, 2016
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele was last week elected the president of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB). He was elected at the…
Aug 18, 2016
Zimbabwe’s recent ban on imports from South Africa suggests that the country has taken action that undermines the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional integration project. Informal cross-border trade sustains…
Aug 15, 2016
South Africa has toppled Nigeria and reclaimed its status as the largest economy in Africa. This comes two years after Nigeria rebased its GDP calculation and advanced to the top…
Aug 12, 2016
December 1900 marked the first ever “Christmas Bird Count”. Its aim was to get people counting bird species rather than killing them. It’s now an annual tradition. Every year on…
Aug 04, 2016
Analysts have celebrated July’s events in Zimbabwe as indications of a vibrant and social media-based new citizenry with possibilities of leading an African Spring. Like the Arab one, but successful.…
Aug 01, 2016
“Disproportionate incomes, lower saving for retirement and the fact that women live on average 5 years longer than men means that for every Rand saved for retirement, women will receive…
Jul 29, 2016
There is a growing body of international research that suggests that companies with gender-diverse boards are better corporate citizens. These companies comply with legislation and they also have initiatives in…
Jul 28, 2016
In the past few weeks protesters brought Beitbridge, the busiest inland border post in sub-Saharan Africa, to a standstill for several hours. The main concern was the banning of some…
Jul 27, 2016
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly the unemployed.…
Jul 25, 2016
Panama Papers reveal dealmaker’s backstage maneuverings as he hung with celebrities and criminal investigators closed in In September 2015, Beyoncé sat on a yacht drinking sparkling wine with her legs…
Jul 25, 2016
Nearly ten years ago I confronted an expert about what she claimed was an “African phenomenon” in higher education. She was reluctant to provide me with the raw data upon…

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