Africa

 
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
The generosity of Africa’s middle class can lead us to shared prosperity. For decades we have relied on foreign aid and a handful of homegrown...
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
A central bank is an important institution in any country, playing a crucial role in stabilising or keeping inflation within that country’s...
From aid to trade, turbulence awaits
From aid to trade, turbulence awaits
Following president-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the United States elections, the world is scrabbling to predict what effect a Trump presidency will have in a local and global context....
Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress in African governance
Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress in African governance
The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that improvement in overall governance in Africa over the past 10 years has been held back by a widespread deterioration in the category of safety and rule of law....
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Israel and Africa are neighbours and our relations go back to the biblical time of Genesis. The very beginnings of Jewish peoplehood began when...
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
Africa needs to borrow to grow its economy, but it must seek innovative alternative sources of finance.
Nearly 250 000 slaves in South Africa, according to Global Slavery Index
Nearly 250 000 slaves in South Africa, according to Global Slavery Index
There are an estimated 248 700 modern slaves in South Africa, according to the Global Slavery Index report released on Tuesday.
Governments and business must do more to combat Africa's biggest threat
Governments and business must do more to combat Africa's biggest threat
The biggest threat to peace and development in Africa is not terrorism, drought, HIV/AIDS or malaria.
What of the games we used to play?
What of the games we used to play?
Uvelaphi S’ma Dlamini?/Ndivel’ edolophini/Ubuyothenga ntoni?/Bendiyotheng’isigqoko/Besiyimalini na?/Besiyi­pont­i­’eneshumi/...
Barclays to sell down Africa stake after profit drops 56%
Barclays to sell down Africa stake after profit drops 56%
Barclays said it will sell down the stake in its Africa business and reorganise the company into two divisions, as fourth-quarter profit fell by...
Are we heading for an African debt crisis?
Are we heading for an African debt crisis?
Africa’s rising debt has been fuelled by cheap and readily available dollar-denominated funding following the 2008 financial crisis. Now a strong...

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