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Forwards, backwards

Zimbabwe: ‘indigenisation’ A law aimed at forcing local majority ownership of firms runs into economic reality and hardline nationalism at the same time By Owen Gagare The Zimbabwean government has...

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic...

Former golden child

South Africa: policy failure Africa’s most sophisticated economy faces global headwinds, but problematic governance compounds its challenges By Rob Jeffrey and Johannes Jordaan The South African...

Chasing money away

Namibia: the new nationalism A raft of legislation introduced since last year may have the opposite effect from the one claimed By Frederico Links Since taking office on March 21st last year,...