The success of Malawi’s democratic dispensation will be measured on the extent to which it delivers public goods – opportunities, development, accountability – for the people.
There are significant economic and social pull factors behind the popularity of used clothing.
Could joining the Common Monetary Area rand zone be the most promising option?
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shut his country’s border with neighbouring countries: Benin Republic and Niger, but Nigerian businesses are bearing the brunt of the closure which violates ECOWAS protocol.
The G5 Sahel heads of state recently held a summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on “Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries”.
Sexual harassment in the informal sector is pervasive, widespread, and alarming. Although the lack of regulation within the sector is a blessing of sorts for small scale traders and artisans, it leaves the women vulnerable to sexual violence and harassment. Something that women in Kampala’s largest markets are fighting to change.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country’s new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
Turning towards Africa has yielded positive results, but does Mauritius really want to be part of the continent?
Leaders of the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have formally agreed to name a planned common currency the “ECO”. The currency would be based on a flexible exchange rate regime, coupled with a monetary policy framework focused on tackling inflation.