After peacefully electing President Emmerson Mnangagwa in July, many had hoped the Zimbabwe would emerge from turmoil and return to prosperity. Instead, the country appears to be imploding since the new Finance Minister introduced a raft of measures aimed at …Continue reading
Despite immense mineral wealth, Africa’s economic success stories are few. Outside Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, and Rwanda, economies on the continent have been held back by decades of state interventionism, corruption, petulant government spending, and irresponsible borrowing. National debts have reached …Continue reading
Safety and security – especially relating to women and children – as well as strong ownership rights are among the top factors needed to encourage growth in wealth in African countries, according to the Africa 2018 Wealth Report produced by …Continue reading
Rejoice Ngwenya writes on his takeaways from the just-concluded African Liberty Forum (ALF) in Lagos, Nigeria.
Every year about this time, a group of young Africans from all over the continent huddles around in a conference room. It is …Continue reading
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Whereas poverty was conceived of on Marxist terms during the proxy battles of Western versus Soviet influence at independence, several local African thinkers resisted the ideas of Marxism and its offshoots of Afro-socialism. It is not …Continue reading
During a recent visit to Washington D.C., I briefed several foundations, members of Congress and think tanks: South Africa and Zimbabwe’s challenges have recently come to the fore, in light of eroding property rights and election issues respectively.
Amidst the …Continue reading