All articles in 'Development'


Subsidy Blues in Ghana: Premix Fuel Mixup Hiccups

If ever there was a classic demonstration of how subsidies fail to achieve their intended effect, i....

25th August 2009
PayPal's Electronic Profiling: Killing Business in...

By blanketing Africa as suspect, PayPal reduces the number of viable alternatives for legitimate bus...

8th September 2009
Global Recession: What Should Africa Do?

If Africa is to have a greater say in global governance, it has to be better organised and it must d...

21st September 2009
Informal Economies: What Should Africa Do?

Jua Kali artisan                          Photo courtesyThe informal economy (IE) is fas...

28th September 2009
Africa Must Adopt Knowledge Driven Economy

African people ought to be equipped with relevant knowledge that can enable them transform resources...

29th September 2009
Skills: Key to Growth of Informal Economies

In Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Senegal, about half of the informal workers have either lim...

30th September 2009
Africans: Their Own Saviour

Any responses that imply an inexorable progression from Colonialism, through Neo-Colonialism to bare...

9th October 2009
Free Markets not Alien to Africa

In indigenous Africa, all the means of production were privately owned. The economic factors of prod...

9th October 2009
Effective Public Policy: Key to Africa's Develop...

While the collective vision of leaders who pursued Pan-Africanism in the post-independence period wa...

16th October 2009
Africa Must Shun 'Comparative Advantage' Attitude

The 21st century Africa must invest in populations that go an extra mile to employ use of reason in...

27th October 2009
Reparations: Which Way for Africa?

BBC recently published an article demanding African traditional rulers to make an apology for collab...

16th November 2009
Africa Must Probe the Invented Wheel

Although common sense dictates that one need not reinvent the wheel, a number of wheels rolling in A...

17th November 2009
Global Financial Crisis A Blessing to Africa- Jean...

No one could continue to ignore a continent hosting one seventh of the global population, with a mar...

30th November 2009
Making Africa’s Natural Resources to Benefit Afric...

Demand for natural resources will remain high and will pick up when the financial crisis is over.

7th December 2009
Innovation: Key to Development

Innovation is of timely importance in Kenya, and especially in Gusii, considering the dwindling econ...

4th January 2010
Shining the Spotlight on Energy

During this Christmas season, hang your lights, cook your feast, and stay warm inside! If each of th...

18th December 2009
Africa's Billionth Baby: What Future?

Africa's billionth baby offers the continent a great opportunity to tap into its human capital.

5th January 2010
Quashigah and the Appetite for Bold Thinking

African traditional values should be accorded as much prominence as the Western ones in Africa's edu...

11th January 2010
Investing in People: Beckoning Talented Minds Home

It’s often assumed that the only assets Africa has lie beneath the soil or on land. Not much attenti...

25th January 2010
South Africa should Rethink its Electricity Produc...

What should be of interest to South Africans is that no part of the generation, transmission and dis...

25th January 2010
Nationalisation: Enemy of the Public?

As government influence in the economy grows, it becomes impossible to avoid bureaucratisation of al...

9th February 2010
Africa-EU Pursue Renewable Energy Cooperation

Africa and Europe have much to gain from a joint approach to the development of renewable energy.

15th February 2010
Politicians: Bottlenecks to African Unity

The African masses are tired of borders, restrictions, national passports and identity cards.

21st April 2009
With Resolve, Africa Has a Bright Future

The Continent can and should look to its future with confidence and forge ahead to give concrete exp...

26th May 2009
Labour Unions in Uganda, a Threat to Workers’ Righ...

In Uganda, trade unions are preoccupied with internal squabbles. They have hardly mobilized and recr...

18th May 2009
Migrants Feel the Heat of Economic Crisis

Migrants are among the hardest-hit labour force groups in the current downturn. In most OECD countri...

6th July 2009
Economic Growth: Africa Walking the Tightrope

Making sure that vital spending is maintained without sacrificing macroeconomic and fiscal prudence...

22nd June 2009
Kenya Grapples with Skewed Labour Policies

The paradox of keeping wages low in the so–called labour surplus economies sacrifices professionalis...

14th July 2009
COMESA Customs Union: Economically Viable?

Viability is contingent on political coordination and common economic objectives.

7th July 2009
Value Addition: Key to East Africa’s Growth

East Africa is a very wealthy region whose resources have not been optimally exhausted for economic...

3rd August 2009
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