World Economic Forum: De-Risking Africa

By Emeka Chiakwelu When the first class global economists, politicos, and business leaders gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum, the last thing they wanted to do was to give the impression that Africa does not belong to the elite group of world who-is-who. Sprinkles of African elites were present, and there was a […]

For crying out loud, the Economist shouldn’t patronise South Africa It must have been a slow day on the Economist subs desk when they came up with the cover line for this week’s issue. Can a story about the dismal state of South Africa really have gone out under “Cry, the Beloved Country”?* I’m looking forward to reading the Economist’s coverage of political and […]

Mitt Romney’s Policy on Africa Needs Specificity

By Emeka Chiakwelu Mitt Romney, Republican Presidential candidate erstwhile ago took a foreign trip to Britain, Israel and Poland to bolster his foreign policy credentials but there was no African visit. Mitt Romney has an overview policy on his website on Africa. But Romney was less specifics on his African plan. According to Mitt’s Plan […]

The best story in development: Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

Culled from The Economist IT IS, says Gabriel Demombynes, of the World Bank’s Nairobi office, “a tremendous success story that has only barely been recognised”. Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development calls it simply “the biggest, best story in development”. It is the huge decline in child mortality now gathering pace across Africa.According […]


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