All articles in 'Development'


Business Tips for Somali in Diaspora

In Britain, at least 1 in 3 of businesses fail in their first three years. However, despite this gri...

30th August 2010
Will the SA-China Trade Agreement Benefit Consumer...

SA is reluctant to proceed with a free trade agreement prompted mainly by its concern to protect ves...

7th September 2010
Cost of Power Outages in Zimbabwe's Mining Sector

In Zimbabwe, poor electricity supply is perhaps the greatest infrastructure problem confronting the...

10th August 2010
Enhancing Intra-African Trade

Africa continues to face systemic difficulties rooted in supply-side constraints and infra-structura...

22nd June 2010
Britain's Hand in Zimbabwe's 'Blood' Diamonds

The fear that revenue from Chiadzwa can undo a great deal of the damage wrought by sanctions has fue...

8th March 2010
Statistics: Key to Effective Institutions

There are very real trade-offs between what we can achieve today, and what we build for our children...

9th March 2010
Create Jobs in Africa, and All Else Will Follow

In the developed world, countries with 5% to 10% unemployment put the issue at the very top of their...

12th March 2010
Knowledge, Power and Anonymous Africans

Imposed integration will not be any different from what colonialists did when creating the five nati...

15th March 2010
Sustainable Growth: The African Pursuit

Employment-focused growth strategies must be based on measurable targets mainstreamed in national de...

5th April 2010
Africa’s Post Financial Crisis Dilemma

The challenge facing the continent is to have intellectuals that can drive Africans to self discover...

6th April 2010
Africa Oriented Charities Need Probing

First, they came for our babies. Now, they want to adopt African women’s private parts.

20th April 2010
Zimbabwe is Not Poor! ZCTU says

Where is the money from Chiadzwa going to? There is more than what 14 million Zimbabweans would want...

3rd May 2010
Gathering Information for Marketing Decision-Makin...

Today, many marketing planners are isolated in company or offices far from their potential customers...

11th May 2010
Donor Dependence: Suicidal?

Nothing will move until we move to the ground. Donors will largely remain comfortable addressing sem...

24th May 2010
Championing Africa’s Renaissance

Comprising a quarter of the world’s states and one billion people, Africa is a sleeping giant about...

1st June 2010
Freeing South Africa's Economy for Growth

SA has it directly within its power to increase economic growth by adopting policies that will rapid...

21st September 2010
Kagame: Why MDGs are a Tall Order for Africa

Donor perspectives are predicated on paternalism; charity; and unfulfilled promises rather than real...

27th September 2010
Africa: Short of Thinkers?

We need to do more thinking in Africa or better still, more thinking directed to Africa by Africans.

27th September 2010
Overcoming Roadblocks in Small Businesses

Roadblocks are a common occurrence in sub-Saharan countries. They are sometimes staged t...

9th August 2010
Effective Negotiation: Key to Business Success

A farmer protests during the WTO negotiations             Photo courtesyNegotiation, fro...

12th October 2010
EAC has Vast Opportunities for the Youth

I have seen what lack of opportunities, misinformation, and the lack of engagement can do to young p...

5th October 2010
African Entrepreneurs must be Proactive

African entrepreneurs must be aware of the regional, continental and global business dynamics in ord...

1st November 2010
Nigerian Petroleum Industry Perambulation (PIP)

The current Petroleum Industry Bill cannot reform the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

19th November 2010
Development: Strategies for Africa

Development that lacks a human face is as bad as democracy that disregards the minority.

29th November 2010
Cameroon Grapples with Global Competitiveness

Cameroon’s private sector feels that it is being constantly lashed with disincentives

29th November 2010
Kenya Registers Consumer Confidence

Kenyans are feeling more optimistic about the future with a 58% feeling more positive about the futu...

28th September 2010
This is Africa's Century

The importance of Africa to the G8 and G20 summits saw Canada’s leading daily newspaper The Globe An...

29th June 2010
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Human Face of...

Critics argue that CSR is another strategy for companies to win over more customers and make more mo...

21st March 2011
Nigeria EITI: After Validation, What Next?

There is an urgent need to review and amend the NEITI Act to tighten loose ends.

10th January 2011
Giving Uganda a 'Cutting Edge' in EAC

Uganda is a potential strategic trade hub for the East African Community (EAC) and Intergovernmental...

20th December 2010
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