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Opinion & Analysis

Sep 20, 2016
Street hawking is a growing problem in developing countries like Nigeria due to its associated risks. In Nigeria, the increasing scourge of poverty and worsening economic conditions means there has…
Sep 19, 2016
The idea of “education for the masses” – rapidly increasing university enrolment rates – has changed the face of higher education in the past 50 years. The term “massification” has…
Sep 16, 2016
Two BRICS member countries, India and South Africa, have recently experienced rather unedifying episodes related to the leadership of their central banks. Raghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank…
Sep 13, 2016
The 12th World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Montreal, Canada, in August 2016, bringing together 35,000 activists from social movements around the world. This was the first time in…
Sep 12, 2016
Business decision makers in South Africa may be surprised to learn that the economy will continue to exclude millions of people until they have a greater sense of crisis. Many…
Sep 08, 2016
South African business investments in Nigeria are under the spotlight again after hotel and casino group, Sun International, announced it is pulling out of the country. Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari…
Sep 05, 2016
Using a metered taxi is a nuisance in most countries: just try to find a cab on a rainy afternoon in downtown Manhattan or London. New e-hailing services like Uber…
Sep 04, 2016
The mining sector has been a key area of interest for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. But Nigerians are yet to see the impact of the government's plans on the growth…
Sep 02, 2016
During World War II the US sought to secure all the uranium from the Shinkolobwe mine in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo for its atomic bomb project. The ore was…
Sep 01, 2016
The last few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for African countries, which have been particularly hard hit…
Aug 31, 2016
The spread of solar and other modern energy technologies in African countries is considerably low. Despite the global viability and growth in the solar energy market, African countries continue to…
Aug 30, 2016
Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth – otherwise known as Dutch wax prints. This vibrantly coloured and intricately patterned fabric dominates West African markets and…
Aug 29, 2016
The 2008 financial crisis showed up glaring gaps in the way that central banks operate. As a result adjustments have been made to their roles and responsibilities. The Conversation Africa’s…
Aug 27, 2016
President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) has been declared winner of the most closely fought election Zambia has witnessed since adopting a multiparty system in 1990. Edgar Lungu…

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