Africa/World

Africa: Report Shows How Secret Land Deals can Fail to Benefit Nations and How to Make Them Better

Africa: Report Shows How Secret Land Deals can Fail to Benefit Nations and How to Make Them Better

African nations risk giving investors access to large areas of land in rushed, secretive and one-sided deals that fail to deliver real benefits or create new social and environmental problems, according to the first ever legal analysis of contracts which […]

 
 

The impact of the Eurozone Crisis on Africa

Problem – Poverty likely to rise in Africa The financial crisis is likely to push more people into poverty, and undermine progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) estimates that by December 2010, the […]

 
 

The lion kings? Africa’s fast growing economies lead the world

The lion kings? Africa’s fast growing economies lead the world

For the past decade, Africa has been one of the fastest growing regions – the Economist It is not too long ago since the Economist declared that were Africa to disappear, nobody would notice. The “nobody” must surely exclude geologists, […]

 
 

East African Community offers real opportunities to member states

The first East African Community came with so much vigor and died – much should be blamed on the former dictator of Uganda, Iddi Amini. The East African Community was perceived as the beginning of a broader unification of Africa. […]

 
 

Kony 2012! Dead as was prophesied!

A few months have passed since Kony 2012 went viral. Mitt Romney lost the election, not to the 47% but 52% – his math did not add up after all. Obama gets to keep his job, which is probably a […]