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Opinion & Analysis

Mar 09, 2016
Zimbabwe, like many African countries, faces an ongoing struggle to secure fair compensation for its mineral wealth. The question of how to maximise government revenues from the mining sector is…
Mar 07, 2016
Nobel Laureate professor Wole Soyinka recently called for an emergency national conference on the Nigerian economy. This suggests that the economy is not only in dire straits, but headed toward…
Mar 03, 2016
South Sudan’s accession to the East African Community could prove a major step forward in the economic development of the world’s newest nation. South Sudan is a landlocked country with…
Mar 03, 2016
Do you ever get the sense that advertisements you see online know more about you than you might expect? Have you ever wondered why you’re being shown an ad for…
Feb 29, 2016
I was recently in Malawi, a landlocked and poor but beautiful African country, where I visited Grow, an NGO focused on growing micro and small businesses. Grow movement was founded…
Feb 25, 2016
One of the main areas of interest for Ugandans in the run up to the 2016 elections was the state of the economy. The Electoral Commission has declared Yoweri Museveni…
Feb 23, 2016
You might have noticed that the People’s Bank of China (PBC), China’s central bank, is in a difficult position. Stability and growth are what the PBC wants. But at least…
Feb 19, 2016
A strong dollar is seldom good news for emerging market economies When the U.S. economy is growing other economies should benefit from the strong demand for exports from the world’s…
Feb 17, 2016
A major strategy to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is through modernisation of agricultural production. The “Green Revolution” policies being implemented promote modern seed varieties and inputs to boost production…
Feb 16, 2016
Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. Is Africa really for Africans? American commissioner to Africa and abolitionist…
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…

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