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Opinion & Analysis

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…
Jan 18, 2016
There are three main reasons why an individual might wish to invest. The first reason is to protect their hard-earned money and ensure its safety; the second is to generate…
Jan 16, 2016
This week we look more closely at the outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2016. SSA (excluding Zimbabwe) has experienced uninterrupted growth over the last 15 years with an average…
Jan 11, 2016
The Financial sector all over the world faces certain common risks which impact adversely on the return of their business. This is not surprising because there is risk associated with…
Jan 08, 2016
Reports on Eritrea tend to ask why so many are fleeing the country. The more relevant question is: Why are so many fleeing the country now? Overlooking Asmara, capital of…
Jan 07, 2016
Can Africa claim the 21st century? That was the screaming headline of a key World Bank publication in 2000. The report concluded that Africa’s ability to claim the new century…
Jan 04, 2016
For impoverished local herders who see only costs and corruption from conservation, breaking the law can seem necessary for survival. A young Maasai herder tending to his cattle. Credit: Andreas…
Dec 30, 2015
In one of Africa's most celebrated surprises this year, Nigerian voters unseated President Goodluck Jonathan. The election of Muhammadu Buhari defied expectations of electoral fraud and violence, and his anticorruption…
Dec 29, 2015
In recent times many people both individuals and corporate bodies hesitate in starting investments because of the fear of various risks that may be associated with investments. They are mostly…

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