Opinion & Analysis

Dec 10, 2015
The Kar Power Ship has finally docked at the Tema Port from Turkey amid optimism and fanfare. However, the barge is expected to generate 225 megawatts and will use heavy…
Dec 08, 2015
China is investing heavily in building up infrastructure and human capital in Africa. Germany should follow its good example. The continent will play a steadily increasing role in Europe's future.…
Dec 07, 2015
Whenever the continent of Africa is mentioned a number of questions come to mind. Some of these questions include whether Africa is on the receiving end. Also, one may ask…
Dec 04, 2015
Celebrity marketing has been a feature of marketing strategy going back to early days of the marketing discipline. The strategy has been based on the theory of brand association that…
Dec 01, 2015
As the new republic limped towards its third decade, the dispirited nation, under the slackening grip of its ageing but iconic founding leader, was starting to question the revolution. Instead…
Nov 26, 2015
Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa’s agriculture sector needs you! This is a potential sales pitch to Africa’s “youth dividend” to make a living from…
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…

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