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Opinion & Analysis

Nov 24, 2015
A paradox of sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid economic expansion is the fact that the region’s most sophisticated economy seems not to be part of it. Since 2008, South Africa has recorded…
Nov 23, 2015
Botswana is world-renowned for two things: awe-inspiring game parks and diamonds. But unlike its timeless natural beauty, the diamonds are not forever. Botswana needs to prepare for an economic future…
Nov 20, 2015
Summary Randgold and AngloGold Ashanti signed an investment agreement to potentially form a joint venture to redevelop the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. Obuasi is a large-scale, high-grade gold deposit…
Nov 19, 2015
Some argue it’s purely a legal matter best left for the courts. Others blame it on a system that enables individuals to engage in the act of bribery without considering…
Nov 17, 2015
It is not clear if China and India are friends or rivals but within Africa, they are fierce competitors. Indians first arrived in Africa as traders centuries ago, and large…
Nov 14, 2015
For many countries, money transfers from citizens working abroad are a lifeline for development When migrants send home part of their earnings in the form of either cash or goods…
Nov 13, 2015
In October 2015, New Delhi hosted the India-Africa Forum Summit, which for the first time brought together all 54 African countries. At the summit, Indian President Narendra Modi showed India’s…
Nov 11, 2015
It is not only South Africa’s sport that is on a slippery downward slope in world rankings; the Springboks lost to Japan in the World Cup, Bafana is 75th in…
Nov 03, 2015
Businesses exist to satisfy the needs of their customers through the offer of brands. It is therefore not surprising that brand management is assuming the centre stage in today’s competitive…
Oct 30, 2015
On 25 Sunday October 2015, there were two general elections and a referendum in African countries. In Ivory Coast, citizens were electing a new president in polls that were boycotted…
Jun 03, 2015
With economic growth at home so disappointing, South Africa’s banks are paying much more attention to the rest of Africa. The World Bank reckons sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 4.6%…
Jun 02, 2015
The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa aims to focus on the continent’s efforts to enhance competitiveness, invest in human capital, strengthen risk resilience and harness opportunities arising from technology…
Jun 01, 2015
The pipeline of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa could be significantly enhanced once the preparation phase is better designed and resourced. That is the finding of a new World Economic…
May 22, 2015
Nigeria, over the past millennia, has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states. It is Africa's most populous nation, and one of its most fractious democracies. Its national…

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