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June 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: June 18, 2019 Africa can tackle corruption – if it wants to Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir – ousted in April amid mass protests – appeared in court to face corruption charges on Monday. A former head of state – […]

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November 10 2017

Editor’s Note: November 10 2017 What happened to Africa’s middle class?   Those familiar with the largely defunct Africa Rising narrative will recall the oft-repeated mantra that a rising middle class was reshaping business and society on the continent. These […]

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Editor’s Note: November 9 2017 Time to rethink democracy in Africa?     It is turning out to be a difficult year for democracy in Africa.  Kenya, East Africa’s most important economy, is in the midst of a political crisis […]

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November 8 2017

Editor’s Note: November 8 2017 The Paradise Papers should worry us all – and Africa more than most   Let’s face it, nobody likes paying taxes. Apparently this even includes the British royal family, according to the Paradise Papers leak released […]

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November 2 2017

Editor’s Note: November 2 2017 Against expectations Nigeria makes progress on economic reform   Nigeria has been named one of the top ten most improved countries for business in the World Bank’s 2018 Doing Business ranking, climbing 24 places. A good […]

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November 1 2017

Editor’s Note: November 1 2017 Will nuclear energy fix Africa’s power shortage?   State-owned Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear energy corporation, has announced plans to start building nuclear power plants in Nigeria within the next two years. It is the latest such announcement by […]

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October 30 2017

Editor’s Note: October 30 2017 Changing misconceptions about Africa is a two-way street   One of the leading frustrations among advocates for Africa’s growth story are persistent misconceptions about the continent. Media coverage, which is dominated by international broadcasters and […]

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October 27 2017

October 27 2017   The hospitality sector is defying Africa’s economic slowdown   Growth across sub-Saharan Africa remains subdued due to the the commodities slump – the World Bank is forecasting a modest 2.4% this year – with trade and […]

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