Core Values of Sustainable Business

Africa stands at the threshold of greatness. After many years of being referred to as the Dark Continent, recording the bleakest figures in poverty, health care, literacy, and general human development, the world today sees Africa as the last frontier for development and lucrative enterprise. This is both logical and inevitable as a fact of history. But while entrepreneurship, free en...

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The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

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

Africa Must Heed Jack Ma’s Challenge

Foresight will help Africa make strategic decisions, forge strategic alliances and make th...

69% of South Africans Do Not Have an Emergency Fund

A troubling 69% of South Africans do not have an emergency fund or “rainy day” money, whil...

Anti-Corruption: Reserve Bank of Malawi Efforts

The Tip-Offs Anonymous is one of the measures of curbing corruption within the Bank.

Artificial Intelligence: Developing a Code of Ethics for Business

The ‘Ethics of Code’ are designed to protect the user and to ensure that tech giants are b...

From Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to Nelson Mandela University

What’s in a name?

Role of Government in Entrepreneurship

You succeed to a large extent because of the power of your vision and your focus but you n...

Core Values of Sustainable Business

Neither talent by itself nor business acumen can sustain businesses.

Making African Football Viable

Africa’s future hinges on empowering our youths, on opening up prospects for them to showc...

The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

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

Artificial Intelligence and Workplace Transformation

Enterprises are turning to new workplace technologies to drive increased customer service

Edtech in Africa: Viable Solution to Low Literacy Levels

Edtech has the chance to increase the access to education for Africans by benefiting of th...

The African Union Must Redeem Its Image

The AU must redeem its image and credibility by retracing its mandate, playing by the rule...

The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU: A Recap

The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU was officially opened on 30th June, 2017 a...

Why Entrepreneurs Are Missing Out On Africa’s ‘Hidden’ Informal Markets

Africa’s informal markets represent an enormous part of the continent’s trade and employme...

Editorial
The African Union Must Redeem Its Image

The African Union (AU) has come under fire from Reath Muoch Tang, a rebel official and former member of South Sudanese Parliament, for failing to resolve African conflicts. Tang notes that c...

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Africa Must Heed Jack Ma’s Challenge

Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma’s challenge to Africa to think long term if the continent has to make digital developmental strides is laudable. The global icon in business and entrepreneurshi...

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Africa-Generated Statistics: From Documentation t...

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) chief executive officer Dr Moses Rugutt’s observation that Africa needs data...

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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 an...

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Africa’s Youth Should Be Solution Givers

The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union’s theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth” is timely.  To...

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Financing the African Union: Mugabe’s Symbolic Ges...

President Robert Mugabe’s observation that while it is never going to be easy for the African Union  to wean itself  from the donor dependence syndrom...

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Letters to Editor
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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Africa: Why a Unified Voice Remains a Dream

Reacting to Africa: The Need For A Unified Voice,  I agree that Agenda 2063 and its accompanying First Ten-Year Implementation Plan 2014-2023 is the future for Africa, a positively brilliant...

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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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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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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...

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Perspectives
Africa Must Invest Heavily In Youth

In an increasingly mobile global economy, it is important that African thought leaders consider the subject of innovations in the context of the millions of jobs that can be created, and the...

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Core Values of Sustainable Business

Africa stands at the threshold of greatness. After many years of being referred to as the Dark Continent, recording the bleakest figures in poverty, health care, literacy, and general human...

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Co-operatives and Inclusion

Academicians and philosophers alike have tried to define ‘inclusion,’ coming up with several definitions ranging from: embracing all people, giving pe...

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Zambia: The PF’s State of Emergency Drifts Zambia...

Unless one is either injuriously naïve or deliberately playing the partisan madness, the current president, Mr. Edgar Lungu and the PF have no clue ho...

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Digitalization as a Driving Force for Development

Development is framed as a monopoly of the North, hence, if the South, especially Africa has to participate, it must be welcomed first. This approach...

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The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

Theme: The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025 Date: August 23-26, 2017 Venue: Zanzibar  The curre...

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Regions
China-EU Cooperation: New Era of High-standard and Mutually Beneficial Cooperation

Belgium is known as the "crossroads" of Europe and Brussels is at the "heart" of Europe. From here, one can feel the "pulse" of this continent and see the direction of international evolutio...

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The 7th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum

Theme: The Liberal Economic Order and One Belt One Road: Scenarios for East Africa in 2025 Date: August 23-26, 2017  Venue: Arusha  The current dominant international order is a pro...

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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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Europe: A Continent in Crisis Mode? Perspectives F...

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...

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Moving Towards An Interest-Driven Africa-EU Politi...

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 th...

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