A bizarre story has recently come out of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe, the politically powerful wife of the ageing president Robert Mugabe, has come up with a plan to settle a debt to China with 35 young elephants...
‘Agric sector can turn Nigeria’s economy arround’
The Nigerian government has voted ninety two billion naira as budgetary allocation to the Agricultural sector this year. According to the government, agriculture remains at the heart of its efforts to diversify the economy.
Risks to new oil deal - Kachikwu
A lot of things have gone wrong, and a lot of things could have been done better. We’ve lost many years of income that could have been applied to many sectors, so there’s a race against time.
Why Zimbabwe has failed to fix rural hunger
Under the Lancaster House Agreement, Mugabe’s government could only acquire land on a “willing seller, willing buyer, fair market” basis for the first ten years of independence.
Burundi edges closer to abyss
Burundi is seen by many as alarmingly close to the edge of the abyss. Given the salience of such informal control mechanisms, this is hardly surprising.
What a Trump presidency means for Africa
To discuss what his presidency will mean for U.S. Africa policy going forward. CNBC Africa is joined by Charles Stith , a former U.S Ambassador to Tanzania and Steven Gruzd, Head,Governance.....
South Africa’s Gupta family asks court to force release of details over closure of accounts
South Africa's wealthy Gupta family, accused in a government corruption probe of allegedly holding undue influence over President Jacob Zuma, said on Tuesday it had asked a court to force a
How to overcome recession, by Boyo
First of all, you have to ensure you don’t practice the voodoo monetary policies of ensuring that you continuously mop up excess liquidity at 15 per cent.
South Africans ashamed of their country
A new study released by the Havas Creative Group seeks to understand how consumers are responding to intense change and uncertainty in their countries, and how brands can help ease those concerns.