Africa

 
Democracy is key to economic success
Democracy is key to economic success
The first reason for supporting democracy in Africa is that the continent’s democracies have typically posted economic growth rates that are...
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...
What will it take for Africa to industrialise?
What will it take for Africa to industrialise?
There is a shared sense that international trade has a strong potential to contribute to growth and poverty reduction. There are several examples...
​Demise of philosophical society not black and white
​Demise of philosophical society not black and white
The Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) is on the brink of...
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.

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