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Opinion & Analysis

Feb 16, 2017
Food advertising strongly influences the eating choices of adults, adolescents and children alike. But TV and magazine adverts often carry misleading health and nutrition claims. Advertisers use persuasive techniques to…
Feb 12, 2017
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given…
Feb 05, 2017
What is next for Africa's newest democracy? The Gambian political crisis appears to be over with President Adama Barrow having taken the reins of power, successfully and peacefully, with the…
Jan 29, 2017
Ford South Africa has suffered huge damage to its reputation thanks to its poor handling of a crisis involving some of its Kuga cars. The global car manufacturer’s local operation…
Jan 26, 2017
Former US president Barack Obama often reminded audiences that his presidency was made possible by the brave men, women, and children of the civil rights movement. They had bolstered America’s…
Jan 25, 2017
Africa’s ultimate football prize, the biennial African Cup of Nations (Afcon), kicked-off on Saturday 14 January in Gabon. Its 31st edition, Afcon 2017 is not only a 23-day-long showcase for African football,…
Jan 23, 2017
The ability to connect machines, devices, sensors, and other everyday things into an intelligent network and make sense out of them, has huge promises to change everyday life. As can…
Jan 22, 2017
Every four years the CIA’s National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming president and his administration with an assessment of the most powerful global forces likely to affect foreign and domestic affairs.…
Oct 12, 2016
In 1872 Mark Twain wrote that juries were “the most ingenious and infallible agency for defeating justice that human wisdom could contrive”. More than 140 years later his statement unfortunately…
Oct 11, 2016
Driverless cars are an engineer’s dream. At last, a technology that promises to remove the human factor from the traffic system. It is humans, after all, whose errors contribute to…
Oct 08, 2016
Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Africa. This is according to the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Rwanda’s President…
Oct 03, 2016
Chinese loans in Africa mostly go toward building roads, railways, and power lines, not extracting resources. The gaotie crisscrossing today’s China is a transformative feat of construction. The high-speed railway,…
Sep 30, 2016
In the flood of debate and opinion which followed the UK’s Brexit referendum, journalists and scholars alike have focused on the economic impact on Britain, the future of trade agreements…
Sep 27, 2016
Is the honeymoon over for African economies? Less than a decade ago, it seemed that the continent’s economic dreams were beginning to come true, with many countries experiencing impressive GDP…
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