Analysis

2 months ago | February 8, 2019

RBZ Monetary Policy must resolve currency conundrum

Clive Mphambela Next week, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya is widely expected to release ...

Addressing challenges in public sector in East Asia: World Bank

Reforming the public sector is a constant process to address emerging challenges stemming from an increase in economic ...

2 months ago | February 6, 2019

Determining the benefits

Two approaches are most commonly adopted to measure the effect of gambling. The first is a cost-benefit analysis, the ...

Industry support

Given that gambling poses a social risk, Museveni’s ban should have received unqualified support. But it hasn’t. Major ...

A global problem

Almost all Muslim majority countries ban gambling on religious grounds. The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, ...

But can a case really be made for a gambling-free society?

Assessing the impact of gambling in countries on the continent is hard because the industry remains under-researched and ...

Uganda’s ban on sports betting was the right thing to do

Victor Odundo Owuor Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered that no new licenses can be issued for established ...

2 months ago | February 1, 2019

Opening up trade

The EU-Japan economic agreement will ultimately remove 97% of the tariffs that Japan applies to European goods and 99% ...

EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world’s biggest ...

Emil Kirchner Two new landmark agreements between the EU and Japan come into effect on February 1, 2019: the Economic ...

2 months ago | January 11, 2019

Fuel prices need a re-think

Clive Mphambela Is the demand for fuel being driven by economic uses or is there an element that says, our pump prices ...

Taking advantage of amnesties

Gertrude Mawire Tax amnesties are a tool that fiscal authorities use to encourage tax defaulters to pay up outstanding ...

3 months ago | December 20, 2018

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

Mark Swilling As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each ...

3 months ago | December 19, 2018

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is good news

Thomas Jayne & Milu Muyanga Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are ...

3 months ago | December 18, 2018

Trump’s Africa strategy should have cast China as a regional ...

John J Stremlau US President Donald Trump has finally approved a “New Africa Strategy”. His national security adviser, ...

3 months ago | December 17, 2018

Does the G20 summit really make a difference? World leaders ...

Adam Triggs “The secret to success is sincerity. Learn to fake that, and you’ve got it made.”

3 months ago | December 14, 2018

Brexit rooted more in elite politics than mass resentment

Craig Parsons Thirty months after the British voted to exit the European Union, or the EU, nobody knows where Brexit ...

3 months ago | December 13, 2018

How low will Bitcoin now go? The history of price bubbles ...

Lee Smales Nearly 170 years before the invention of Bitcoin, the journalist Charles Mackay noted the way whole ...

3 months ago | December 12, 2018

Nigeria’s depleting fish stocks may pose a threat to regional security

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood Sometime in the next year or two, Nigeria will become the seventh country to reach a ...

3 months ago | December 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia is allying with Russia to shore up oil prices as ...

Gregory Brew The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries likes to look united.

4 months ago | December 10, 2018

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

George Ogola Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they ...