Opinion & Analysis

Apr 13, 2017
Blurb: Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doing more business at a lower cost. This, combined with a wave of fintech developments in…
Apr 05, 2017
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut South Africa’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, may well follow suit. The…
Mar 31, 2017
The Maputo Protocol, adopted by the African Union in 2003, was expected to transform the landscape for women’s rights on the continent. Its aim was to set standards and create…
Mar 30, 2017
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and…
Mar 30, 2017
Hopes of progression along a reformist democratic path in some key sub-Saharan African states appear to be receding. Greater democracy, enhanced freedom of speech and the media have all suffered…
Mar 27, 2017
Generic references to Africa blur the contexts, opportunities, challenges and risks as they relate to individual countries and you cannot have a generic strategy for expansion into Africa, not even…
Mar 24, 2017
Africa’s middle class: a case of anaemic growth?By Otavio Veras“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other…
Mar 22, 2017
Blurb: Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doing more business at a lower cost. This, combined with a wave of fintech developments in…
Mar 21, 2017
In November 2010, Ghana Statistical Services announced new and revised gross domestic product (GDP) estimates. As a result, the estimated size of the economy was adjusted upward by more than…
Mar 18, 2017
The contemptuous label of “cyber-criminals” is the figurative sword with which the Nigerian image is generally being hacked and left for dead. According to Professor Biko Agozino of Virginia Tech…
Mar 17, 2017
Visitors to “the land of wide open spaces”, as Namibia is successfully promoted to tourists, will be impressed by what they see. Besides the beauty of the nature and abundant…
Mar 16, 2017
On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan…
Mar 15, 2017
In 2016, as President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 92nd birthday and 36th year in power, Zimbabwe stands on the brink of another meltdown. The country’s current economic insecurity and political…
Mar 13, 2017
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is praised by some for his “no nonsense” attitude. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya Rob Ahearne, University of East London The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document…

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