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Opinion & Analysis

Feb 12, 2016
Africa has enormous natural resource wealth. At the same time it is extremely vulnerable to the impact of environmental degradation, including climate change. These are two good reasons, one might…
Feb 10, 2016
If the latest mosquito-borne Zika virus breaks out in Africa the continent would be less prepared than any other to deal with the outbreak. Countries that have past or current…
Feb 07, 2016
The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L) VACCINATING HIS THREE MONTHS OLD GRAND-DAUGHTER, ZULEIHA BELLO ABUBAKAR…
Feb 06, 2016
The sub-Saharan African container port system in general remains underdeveloped in comparison to other port systems around the world. The main factors linked with this situation are: Tema Port Limited…
Feb 05, 2016
The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM crops…
Feb 02, 2016
Adidas has reportedly decided to terminate its sponsorship deal with the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, amid negative publicity around allegations of doping and corruption. The 11-year deal…
Feb 02, 2016
Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world’s business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme…
Feb 01, 2016
At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, one section was the one where the main luminaries, industry captains and pioneers had their eyes focused on, “Africa’s Next Billion”. Indeed,…
Jan 29, 2016
Rwandan president Paul Kagame recently confirmed that he will seek a third term in 2017 after more than 98% of Rwandans voted in a referendum to lift the presidential term…
Jan 27, 2016
This year, like 2015, promises to be yet another busy year in Africa’s electoral democracy stakes. More than a third of the continent’s 54 countries will conduct polls. A truck…
Jan 26, 2016
If the mass media is to be believed, Africa is hardly a continent brimming with opportunities for business. But for some time international business commentators have been positioning the continent…
Jan 22, 2016
Parents use a number of methods to try and raise their children well – rewards, punishments and consciously modelled behaviours or instructions.These approaches are steeped in a country’s traditions. But…
Jan 21, 2016
On 31 December 2015, in his greetings to the nation, Rwandan president Paul Kagame announced that he would run a third term. Rwandan president Paul Kagame has long benefited from…
Jan 19, 2016
Given that South Africa operates within a flexible exchange rate regime, the value of the rand, like any commodity, is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. The…
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