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C-19: Ethiopia and the rule of law

C-19: Ethiopia and the rule of law

Hardly any of Ethiopia’s state parastatals epitomise the old-fashioned way of doing business more than the National Lottery Administration (NLA). The NLA was first incorporated in 1953, by imperial decree. Were it not...

Diaspora bonds: alternative financing

Diaspora bonds: alternative financing

By Nontobeko Mtshali They are dollars wrapped with care — money that is homebound to villages and towns across the globe sent by relatives who have migrated in pursuit of greener pastures or refuge. These remittances...

Madagascar: wrangling blocks investment

Madagascar: wrangling blocks investment

On November 19 last year a group of potential investors gathered in the rarefied surroundings of Lancaster House in London, a stunning 19th century building, with gilded ceilings, stately rooms and grand staircases....

Crisis mode

Crisis mode

Democratic Republic of the Congo: economy Slowing growth and growing political uncertainty spell difficult times ahead for this central African country By François Misser After five years of robust economic growth...

Twisty tales

Africa: the data The Africa Rising narrative is an example of how a number or a small set of statistics can be both informative and misleading By Alfred Mthimkhulu What does the data tell us? This can be a very...