Russia: Beating Swords Into Ploughshares in Africa

Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, has urged global community to go beyond military cooperation to assist African countries that are still facing a number of serious development problems particularly infrastructure, social inequality, healthcare and education. According to him, transnational problems,...

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Africa Fails to Appear Among World’s Most Innovative Universities

Very few African universities feature favourably on global university rankings

Resilience in the Face of Disruption: Regulatory Expectations in the Digital World

We have entered a new era in the world of financial services. Technology change, as eviden...

How to Develop Africa: An Alternative Approach

The full and genuine development of a given country is the job of that country’s governmen...

Why Common Sense should be an African Tradition

The history of Africa and humanity in general is full of traditions and customs that were...

4 Ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution will Change HR in East Africa

The pace of technology change is accelerating, creating exciting new opportunities for hum...

October: A Black Month for Somalia

The lives of more than six hundred and sixty-one people were lost instantly, hundreds miss...

Russia: Beating Swords Into Ploughshares in Africa

Until now, we can’t point to any completed Russian infrastructure projects in Africa

South Africa: Why are details of the Chinese Loan Kept Confidential?

What is the difference between what former President Jacob Zuma tried to do about the nucl...

Ethiopia: Sustaining the Change Momentum

Our focus must be on the progress of democratization: we must make sure that the country i...

Nigeria: Development of a Resilient Livestock Industry for Economic Growth

Nigeria does not have a Central Animal Feed Quality Control Laboratory for Referral and Tr...

Truth, Lies and Alibis: A Winnie Mandela Story

This is about a sad and harrowing tale of the torture and murder of defenceless and innoce...

The Impact of a Changing Global Environment on African Economies and Policy

One factor of uncertainty is the future path of risk-free, ‘neutral’ real interest rates i...

Russia-Africa Ties Boost Trade

Russia has a huge and fantastic consumer base for agricultural products from Africa

The State of Implementation of MIFID II and Preparing for Brexit

MiFID II is the main pillar of the EU’s regulation of financial markets

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University to Represent Kenya at Enactus World Cup Expo in San Jose

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Enactus Team to Represent Keny...

Editorial
Africa Should Brace for the Real China

The refusal by the Zambia government to allow a Kenyan Law Professor, P.L.O Lumumba, to enter the country on flimsy grounds raises great concern.  Lumumba was invited by Eden University to g...

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Africa Fails to Appear Among World’s Most Innovative Universities

The recent Reuters ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities in partnership with Clarivate Analytics should jolt Africa to action. African universities never featured in the top 10...

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African Negotiators Must Be Serious

President Uhuru Kenyatta raised the Kenyan flag high when he and US President Donald Trump led their respective delegations in bilateral talks during...

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Africa Must Rethink Debt Accumulation

Africa is plunging into a new debt crisis, with 40 per cent of the region’s countries at high risk of debt distress — double the proportion of five ye...

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A Deserving Tribute to Kofi Annan

Global acclamations in praise of Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African to lead the United Nations, continue to pour in.  Annan’s efforts to revita...

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Economic Stability: DR Congo Has a Long Way to Go

Foreign mining firms have strongly opposed a new law by The Democratic Republic of Congo that is keen on increasing taxes on mining firms as well as g...

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Letters to Editor
South Africa: Why are details of the Chinese Loan Kept Confidential?

South Africa recently obtained a loan from China which President Cyril Ramaphosa says its details are still confidential. Why should the details of a loan to this country be made confidentia...

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October: A Black Month for Somalia

On October 14, 2017 the worst and most horrendous terror attacks in Somali history occurred. Grief struck every single Somali around the world. It was if, everyone knew someone who had been...

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Sharon Otieno’s Death: Beyond Feminist Crocodile...

As I drove past the stretch of market traders at Ruai Shopping center on the outskirts of Nairobi, I wondered what the women traders in the market wer...

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Kofi Annan: A Tribute

Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special. To my mind, it is...

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A letter to the President of the Somali Regional S...

Dear Honorable Mustafa, Please allow me to indulge you in this unsolicited input in your decision-making regarding the establishment of a unifying...

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Open Letter to the President of Zambia

His Excellency President Edgar Lungu, State House, Independence Avenue, LUSAKA Your Excellency, Prof. PLO Lumumba is one of my best fri...

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Perspectives
4 Ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution will Change HR in East Africa

The pace of technology change is accelerating, creating exciting new opportunities for human resources (HR) leaders and departments in East Africa. I recently attended the Talent Agenda Seri...

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How to Develop Africa: An Alternative Approach

The full and genuine development of a given country is the job of that country’s government.  Foreign countries have never helped to develop other countries. The examples of Japan, South Kor...

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South Africa Land Reforms: Politicians Should Not...

A fully developed land policy, which is still a way off, should take into account both emotions and practicalities. The Makgobas and our clan, baTl...

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Nigeria: Free But Enslaved At Last

On October 1st 1960, the enslavement program of Nigeria was finally complete and the masters handed over Nigeria to incompetent hands to continue the...

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The Impact of a Changing Global Environment on Afr...

The theme of ‘less accommodative policy amid questions about the global order’ has been a key focus of investors and policymakers alike for quite a wh...

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Nigeria: Development of a Resilient Livestock Indu...

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with an average GDP of about half a trillion USD dollars between 2014 and 2015 according to the World Bank....

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Regions
Russia-Africa Ties Boost Trade

With the current sanctions between Europe and Russia, there was massive opportunity for African producers to develop their trading relationships with Russia, Managing Director at the Catalyz...

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Resilience in the Face of Disruption: Regulatory Expectations in the Digital World

We have entered a new era in the world of financial services. Technology change, as evidenced by the description of a fourth industrial revolutioni1, is more than just an enabler for conduct...

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Donald Trump Spells Out USA Internal and External...

In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. America is so thrilled....

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Mauritius: The Sugar Industry in a Free Market

The Mauritian sugar industry is facing daunting challenges. As virtually all our trade preferences have now been eroded, we are totally exposed to the...

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Harnessing the Curative Potential of Genomic Techn...

A decade ago, people lamented the idea that we weren’t seeing a public health payoff from our investment in genomics and proteomics and the mapping of...

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The State of Implementation of MIFID II and Prepar...

As the Chair of ESMA it is not going to surprise you that I will focus on the current core project for European financial markets and therefore also f...

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