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After suspension of oil and gas exploration licences in Malawi what happens now?

Anglo American Corporation was founded in Johannesburg in 1917 with £1 million (what today would have been £75 million, adjusting for inflation according to one inflation calculator). It has since … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trapped in underdevelopment: the permanence of poverty and food insecurity in Malawi

Trapped in underdevelopment: the permanence of poverty and food insecurity in Malawi via Eldis

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change via TEDtalks About 2/3 rds (two-thirds) of the earth is desertifying. It can be stopped and the pace reversed, by … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth via McKinsey  

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

LSE Africa Summit: Potential, Promise and Prizes

Say what you like about Africa: Starved, poor, disease ridden, war-torn, corruption infested, tragedy prone… whatever. But besides all the gloom and doom (which is real) is ample tangible evidence … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Researchers Call World Bank Poverty Figures Too Low

According to the study, five percent of all children in Vanuatu live in poverty as defined by the World Bank. But 17 percent live in poverty as defined by a … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Does Neopatrimonialism Affect the African State? The Case of Tax Collection in Zambia

Abstract: Following the neopatrimonialism paradigm, it can be hypothesised that in African states informal politics of the rulers infringe on the collection of taxes and in turn reduce state revenues. … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment