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By: Terence Creamer 20th January 2023 The African National Congress’ resolution to relocate the country’s large State-owned enterprises (SOEs) under their line departments is a... →
Green hydrogen - reflections on the new green gold
By: Saliem Fakir 20th January 2023 South Africa had its first investor and policy summit in Cape Town in late November when President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the hydrogen conference.... →
How trade restrictions affect consumers: the case of frozen chicken
By: Econ3x3 19th January 2023 Trade protection in South Africa has increased overall since 2014. This has manifested in a rising incidence of tariffs covering intermediate... →
Ghana’s split Parliament has failed to meet public expectations
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 19th January 2023 Since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1992, Ghana’s Parliament has been dominated by governing party members. In 2020 that changed when –... →
Technology and sustainable development: a hamlet in rural South Africa shows how one can power the other
18th January 2023 It’s hard to imagine that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the fourth industrial revolution can be part of the same conversation. But,... →
Nigeria’s currency redesign and withdrawal limits: questionable policy and bad timing
18th January 2023 The Central Bank of Nigeria launched new banknotes in November 2022. The new notes came into effect on 15 December 2022. The apex bank also capped... →
Fact-checking Kenyan president Ruto’s first roundtable with journalists
By: Africa Check 18th January 2023 For the first time since he was elected, Kenyan president William Ruto invited members of the media to a discussion at State House, his official... →
Can China breathe fire into Africa’s economies?
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 17th January 2023 With continuing global economic uncertainty in 2023, there’s been precious little to cheer about for Africa. However, China’s recent reopening... →
Pope Francis’ visit to Africa comes at a defining moment for the Catholic church
17th January 2023 During his planned visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan in February 2023, Pope Francis intends to be in dialogue with... →
Ubuntu could help push Africa’s free trade agenda
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 17th January 2023 Applying the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement has always been described as a marathon, not a sprint. This has proven true as... →