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Opinion & Analysis

Feb 25, 2016
One of the main areas of interest for Ugandans in the run up to the 2016 elections was the state of the economy. The Electoral Commission has declared Yoweri Museveni…
Feb 23, 2016
You might have noticed that the People’s Bank of China (PBC), China’s central bank, is in a difficult position. Stability and growth are what the PBC wants. But at least…
Feb 19, 2016
A strong dollar is seldom good news for emerging market economies When the U.S. economy is growing other economies should benefit from the strong demand for exports from the world’s…
Feb 17, 2016
A major strategy to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is through modernisation of agricultural production. The “Green Revolution” policies being implemented promote modern seed varieties and inputs to boost production…
Feb 16, 2016
Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. Is Africa really for Africans? American commissioner to Africa and abolitionist…
Feb 12, 2016
Africa has enormous natural resource wealth. At the same time it is extremely vulnerable to the impact of environmental degradation, including climate change. These are two good reasons, one might…
Feb 10, 2016
If the latest mosquito-borne Zika virus breaks out in Africa the continent would be less prepared than any other to deal with the outbreak. Countries that have past or current…
Feb 07, 2016
The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L) VACCINATING HIS THREE MONTHS OLD GRAND-DAUGHTER, ZULEIHA BELLO ABUBAKAR…
Feb 06, 2016
The sub-Saharan African container port system in general remains underdeveloped in comparison to other port systems around the world. The main factors linked with this situation are: Tema Port Limited…
Feb 05, 2016
The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM crops…
Feb 02, 2016
Adidas has reportedly decided to terminate its sponsorship deal with the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, amid negative publicity around allegations of doping and corruption. The 11-year deal…
Feb 02, 2016
Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world’s business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme…
Feb 01, 2016
At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, one section was the one where the main luminaries, industry captains and pioneers had their eyes focused on, “Africa’s Next Billion”. Indeed,…
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…

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