Opinion & Analysis

Jun 18, 2018
Eskom's current load shedding due to the impact of protest action by workers will add to the weakness of the South African economy which is already battling, Economist   "Load…
Jun 18, 2018
According to the United Nations, it is estimated that by 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas, the result of a mass rural exodus and…
Jun 14, 2018
Ultra marathon runner Dean Wight is no stranger to crossing the finish line at the Comrades Marathon, in fact he’s done it 27 times.    But this year was extra…
Jun 14, 2018
As a civil engineer I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering.…
Jun 13, 2018
Another outfit and the Super Eagles are again the fashion icons of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles travel outfit has been hailed on social media  (Twitter/NFF) The…
Jun 12, 2018
An economist, Dr Chijioke Ekechukwu, says Nigerian businesses find it difficult to become conglomerates due to both external and internal factors.   Ekechukwu, a former Director-General, Abuja Chamber of Commerce…
Jun 12, 2018
Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has no effect on body weight. So who is right? First, it’s important to…
Jun 11, 2018
African fans have always seen match officiating at the World Cup as one reason why their teams fail to do better than they have done so far. Now technology is…
Jun 07, 2018
In sub-Saharan Africa, over 55% of the urban population are estimated to live in areas categorised as slums and informal settlements. These slums and informal settlements are largely the physical…
Jun 06, 2018
It is common when municipal workers go on strike in South Africa to resort to upturning garbage cans and strewing litter around city centres. Their message is clear: we may…
Jun 03, 2018
A central player in one of West Africa’s biggest corruption scandals is trying to make his comeback on the London Stock Exchange with a backdoor listing of mining assets in…
May 30, 2018
It’s December 2015 and Jes Staley, the veteran American banker who had spent almost three decades on Wall Street with JP Morgan Chase is appointed CEO of Barclays Bank PLC.…
May 29, 2018
Rwanda keeps surprising. Recently the Rwandan Development Board signed a sleeve sponsoring deal with London Premier League club, Arsenal. Over a three-year period, the 200 sq centimetre ad “Visit Rwanda”…
May 25, 2018
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons. There have been allegations of abuse of power by its Cameroonian president, Nkodo Dang. He’s been…

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