December 16, 2017

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South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions. Read More »

Is the Future of Electoral Democracy Assured in Africa?

A closer look at Africa’s elected governments suggests that they are not different from autocratic regimes. The elected ruling elites rely on an intricate web of personal, family, clientelism and ethnic ties, and on the military and intelligence services to control state resources and oppress society. Read More »

Bangladesh: An African Path to Prosperity?

Whether Bangladesh succeeds in meeting its challenges will depend on its ability to improve its infrastructure and tax collection, its willingness to deal with governance and corruption, and to deepen economic inclusion. Few would, on the record of the last 20 years, bet against it. Read More »

What is Important?

The poor of South Asia need compassionate consideration by their ruling elites. Spare them arrogant brinkmanship, says one analyst. Read More »

What Will Brexit Mean for Africa?

Britain's decision to leave the EU will fundamentally affect Africa's relationship with UK in a way that will be damaging to all. Read More »

Angola: Risk and Reward

This sub-Saharan country is trying to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil exports. Read More »

2015: Africa for Pessimists

Despite all the progress – and there is a lot of that – there are still plenty of bad African news stories. Simon Allison looks at what has gone wrong in 2015. Read More »

What’s Behind Chinese’ Africa Influx?

Are the estimated one million or so Chinese nationals who live and work on the African continent a neo-colonialist scourge that matches, if not outstrips, the one that preceded it? Or are they flying solo? Read More »

The Missing Piece in UN Sustainable Development Goals

As Obama travels to Africa, it's a reminder of how people and communities need to play a bigger role in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Read More »

Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance. Read More »