IMANI Alert: Afriwave’s ICT Licence FRAUDULENT

IMANI's Franklin Cudjoe

 GHANA When the Ministry of Communications announced the decision to introduce an Interconnect Clearing House platform, IMANI was one of the early sceptics. Documents available to IMANI have strongly vindicated our position. On the 2nd of December 2014, the National Communication Authority (NCA) invited applications for the grant of a license to enable service providers to […]

On Naira Devaluation And President Buhari’s Economic Policies


  A lot has been said about the economic policies of the current Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, who has consistently argued against the devaluation of the nation’s currency, the Naira. Some economic analysts are of the opinion that the Naira at the official rate of N199 to the US Dollar is over-valued and a more […]

Somalia Is Considering Dropping The Shilling For a New Currency

Somalia Shilling

 As countries on the African continent fashion ways of dealing with the global economic recession, Somalia is considering a more radical monetary policy by way of replacing it’s national currency, the Shilling, with a new one. Somalia has survived a period of intense civil war that lasted almost two decades, and the country is now […]

Caution is the Word for African Countries as Zika Virus Spreads

Zika Virus

 According to the World Health Organisation, 23 countries and regions in South America have been linked to Zika Virus which is suspected to cause a condition known as microcephaly, which leads to babies having abnormally small heads and damaged brains when born. Zika Virus was originally discovered in Uganda in 1947, but this latest spread […]

Contrary to Reports, Nigeria Has Not Applied For an Emergency Loan from World Bank


 Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has debunked reports in the press the government has applied for a $3.5 billion emergency loan from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, is looking for ways to finance a $15 billion deficit in its budget for 2016 and the federal government has in […]

Angola’s Currency Depreciates With Dwindling Oil Revenue


 Africa’s second biggest oil producer, Angola, has not been spared the effects of the latest global economic downturn mediated by crashing oil prices on the global market. The Kwanza, Angola’s national currency, has seen its exchange rate rise as high as 335 Kwanza to the dollar as against the official rate of 155. Crude oil, […]

Waziri Adio: To Devalue, or Not to Devalue?

Nigeria's President Mohammadu Buhari

 NIGERIA: The debate about the appropriate value of the Naira featured prominently in the public domain last week. This prominence was driven by three developments: the refusal of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to further devalue the Naira, despite loud clamour and expectations from many financial analysts and business […]

IMANI is Ghana’s most influential think tank and Africa’s second best – Media Report

IMANI's Franklin Cudjoe

 By Kojo Akoto Boateng Ghana’s IMANI Center for Policy and Education (IMANI) has been ranked the most influential think tank in Ghana and the second most influential think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa, for the second year running according to The Lauder Institute of The University of Pennsylvania in its latest publication on the performance of think tanks […]