Opinion & Analysis

Sep 18, 2019
The death of Robert Gabriel Mugabe (95) saw another of the first-generation leaders of newly independent southern African states leave the world stage. Southern Africa was the last region on…
Sep 12, 2019
The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria…
Sep 09, 2019
Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time. The country’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe’s…
Sep 04, 2019
A time like this is when population strength becomes an advantage. But how often does the government play this card to its favour. It is not enough to send delegates over to a…
Sep 02, 2019
For whatever reason President Muhammadu Buhari had chosen a new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the new replacement for Audu Ogbeh must sit up to embrace the responsibilities that…
Aug 31, 2019
The SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba) applauds finance minister Tito Mboweni’s plan to reboot the moribund SA economy. The document - Economic Transformation, Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness: Towards an Economic…
Aug 28, 2019
Microplastics are now everywhere as scientists said they have found the plastic particles, many invisible to the human eye, in rain, drinking water and oceans worldwide, raising questions about their…
Aug 28, 2019
African footballers – like other players from developing countries – invariably earn sums of money far greater than their contemporaries back home. On average, some African players in the elite…
Aug 26, 2019
Since the November 2017 coup that toppled Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and the elections in 2018, the regime of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has forged two forms of rule. These have…
Aug 17, 2019
It took President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. This is a better record…
Aug 15, 2019
In mid-July Chad lifted its 16-month social media ban. This ended the longest social media blockage seen in any African country. The government argued that the lengthy ban was necessary…
Aug 05, 2019
Dealing with the consequences of the 1904-1908 genocide, committed by German colonial troops in what was then called German Southwest Africa, remains unfinished business. Negotiations between the governments of Namibia…
Aug 04, 2019
If you do business globally as a multinational company, employee or consultant, you might wish to follow the convoluted U.S. legal case against Lebanese ship salesman Jean Boustani.  Boustani was…
Aug 04, 2019
There are various piecemeal ways to unlock opportunities in business, real estate, and education; or obtain robust downside protection against various market risks and potential geopolitical instability. However, probably the…
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