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Opinion & Analysis

Oct 08, 2019
In the past few weeks there have been unofficial reports that some people in Tanzania, including one in Dar es Salaam, had died of what was suspected to be Ebola…
Oct 07, 2019
Lagos was an orderly urban environment 70 years ago. This was the case from the 1950s, when the city was a federal territory through to the 1960s when it became…
Oct 04, 2019
The increasing use of soft power in foreign policy by great powers such as the US (prior to Donald Trump’s administration) and China has sparked interest among African policymakers and…
Oct 04, 2019
The two leading global economies, the U.S. and China, have succeeded in maintaining a high profile through creating a space that encourages business growth and building alluring cities that attract investors from the outside. While Nigeria is struggling to…
Sep 27, 2019
In 2008, the American economy was collapsing. Like Nigeria, just after the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015, they (the U.S.) struggled with an economic contraction that developed into a recession. So, when…
Sep 25, 2019
There are a host of reasons why a country’s economy must be regulated. One of the main ones is to ensure that dominant firms, whether public or private, don’t abuse…
Sep 24, 2019
The old model for growth is dead. Businesses need new models and new approaches if they are to continue to grow in today’s competitive world. This means the time has…
Sep 24, 2019
The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development. It offered the opportunity for newly independent Ghana to develop a complex and integrated industrial…
Sep 20, 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe’s erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa…
Sep 19, 2019
Pieter Willem Botha, South Africa’s former Prime Minister and first Executive President may be turning in his grave, jeering at the seeming inability of the African National Congress (ANC) led…
Sep 18, 2019
The death of Robert Gabriel Mugabe (95) saw another of the first-generation leaders of newly independent southern African states leave the world stage. Southern Africa was the last region on…
Sep 12, 2019
The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria…
Sep 09, 2019
Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time. The country’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe’s…
Sep 04, 2019
A time like this is when population strength becomes an advantage. But how often does the government play this card to its favour. It is not enough to send delegates over to a…
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