Opportunities That the Current Global Economic Upswing Provides

Stronger growth creates tailwinds that allow us to marshal support for economic openness and pay more attention to long-term developments. In other words, to pursue policies that build economic resilience, so as to be better prepared for the next “shock” or downturn. A stronger global upswing as an opportunity Global growth has broadened and strengthened during the past year. By ea...

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The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025

Announcing The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

The Future of Accounting

The accounting world, which is sometimes perceived as mundane is about to be dramatically...

COMESA Intra-Africa Dialogue Welcome

Policy formulation necessitates undertaking empirical examination of the past and the curr...

The Gulf Conflict and Somalia’s Sovereignty

The Gulf States have already hurt Somalia in many ways

Africa Refugee Status: A Review

The total number of people forcibly displaced worldwide by conflict and violence reached 6...

Protect Your Data Centre

Decision-makers need to realise that data remains the key behind business success.

Can Ethiopia’s Planned Economy Stand the Test of Time?

Ethiopia is doing well on the back of its anti-market policies, but it should not be lost...

Handling the Refugee Crisis in Uganda

It is not that difficult to absorb or to co-exist with the refugee groups because the enti...

Harnessing the Blue Economy to Increase Economic Benefits for SIDS and LDCs

ACP Island and coastal countries are taking concrete actions to develop the blue economy

Opportunities That the Current Global Economic Upswing Provides

Stronger growth creates tailwinds that allow us to marshal support for economic openness a...

Somalia’s Neutrality in the Gulf Diplomatic Crisis

Somalia has shown the world that no matter how weak or fragile a country might be, it can,...

East African Container Trade Expands Over First Quarter, Despite Contrary Corridor Performance

Political uncertainty and conflict continue to be a challenge

The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025

Announcing The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

Africa-Generated Statistics: From Documentation to Implementation

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) chief executive o...

Small Businesses in Kenya Need To Focus On Cybersecurity

With smaller companies embracing the benefits of doing business online, it is imperative f...

Editorial
Africa-Generated Statistics: From Documentation to Implementation

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) chief executive officer Dr Moses Rugutt’s observation that Africa needs data generated by its own entities to design...

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COMESA Intra-Africa Dialogue Welcome

The 3rd COMESA Annual Research Forum that seeks to strengthen the participation of governments and key stakeholders in boosting Intra-African Trade and regional integration agenda by sharing...

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Malawi-Tanzania Maritime Dispute Should Be Put To...

A 50-year-old diplomatic row between Malawi and Tanzania over the ownership of resource rich Lake Nyasa/Malawi has flared again. Malawi is planning to...

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WHO: Will Tedros Save Africa’s Healthcare?

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus trounced UK's David Nabarro and was elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), beco...

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Where is Africa in the New World Order?

The Brexit referendum in June 2016 and US  President Donald Trump's moves to interrogate, change  or  exit from the existing world order  point to...

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G20 Forum for Africa: What is in it For Africa?

Chancellor Merkel’s invite of the heads of state and government of African partner countries to the international G20 Africa Partnership Conference is...

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Letters to Editor
Violence on Women and Children

I am broken and deeply pained by the escalating violence against women and children in South Africa. At Bishopscourt, I met with 12 representatives of different women's groups—from diffe...

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Stop This Imprudent and Wanton Killing Along the Nimule-Juba Road

With tears, grief and sorrow; South Sudanese students’ leaderships on behalf of the students in Kenya, are sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends of...

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Khat: Kenya Should Embrace Diversification

As the lead UK Anti-Khat campaigner, I feel I have to respond to some astonishing statements made by some Kenyan MPs in an attempt to blackmail Her Ma...

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The Panama Papers

Money is not everything. That is true, especially when you do not know where to shop and hide some.Thanks to those doing business in tax haven ways, t...

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Open Letter to People of South Sudan

South Sudan has been birthed with great pain. We have freed ourselves from oppressors and from foreign powers. The battle has been at a great price of...

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An Open Letter to Our First Lady Seynab Abdi Moali...

Soo dhowow Marwo Seynab, We want to welcome you to the cradle of your nation, the bosom of your people. We are part of you and you in turn have alr...

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Perspectives
Can Ethiopia’s Planned Economy Stand the Test of Time?

Earlier this month, the World Bank reported that Ethiopia would be the most expansive economy in Africa for the year 2017.  This forecast is because of its steady economic growth average of...

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Africa Refugee Status: A Review

The total number of people forcibly displaced worldwide by conflict and violence reached 65.6 million at the end of 2016, of whom just over one third are refugees, the vast majority generous...

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G20 Africa Partnership – Investing In a Common Fut...

Our economic relations form an ever closer-knit web around the globe. Thanks to the Internet, we now know more about each other than ever before. Dist...

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Panafricanism: Building a Better Africa and World

Allow me to begin by paying homage to the Namibian struggle icon and anti-apartheid activist Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo who passed away at the age...

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Africa Should Look Within for Solutions

I grew up with a school of thought that says – there is no need for long sermons in an afternoon church service because we already heard it in the mor...

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Handling the Refugee Crisis in Uganda

We the indigenous people of the Great Lakes, have been dealing with refugees (empuungyi, abashuhuukyi, etc.), for millennia.  Our concept of refugees...

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Regions
Europe: A Continent in Crisis Mode? Perspectives From Inside and Outside of Europe

The founding promise of uniting Europe was: No more war between European peoples. The promise was not: Any more crises. No doubt: The current state of the European Union is a state of crises...

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Moving Towards An Interest-Driven Africa-EU Political Partnership. Part One.

In the first of a two-part blog series, our Deputy Director, Geert Laporte, takes a critical look at the state of the Africa-Europe partnership and the Joint Communication, and gives an answ...

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German G-20 Presidency in 2017: Opportunities and...

1. Introduction South Africa takes a keen interest in Germany and Europe at large, given the substantial trade linkages and therefore significant i...

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Brexit: A Rethink

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the people should prevail. I accept right now there is n...

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The Church and the Drugs Challenge

We, bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs. This traffic in illegal drugs needs to be...

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EALA: Salient Issues

The World Bank’s African Regional Integration 2016 Index, lists EAC as one of the top performing blocs in the Continent. Such positive scorecard calls...

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