Category

Analysis & Special Reports

in Analysis & Special Reports

Africa Turns a New Page: In a Continent Known for Corruption, Transparency is the New Black

As transparency becomes a prerequisite for some investors to invest on the continent, perhaps now more than any other time in the history of the continent should it become a style, a way of doing business not just to attract foreign investments and businesses, but also in the ways governments, and other leaders conduct themselves.

By placing significant emphasis on transparency, holding leaders accountable for their conduct, analysts believe that Africa now has the potential to bring about a future that would have been unimaginable a generation ago. But to realize this potential, African leaders will have to drive the structural transformation necessary to achieve the goals to inclusive and sustainable growth. The result could be an unprecedented step, the big leap the continent needs to mingle with the big leagues.

Continue reading
Related posts
in Business, News
IBM Taps Former White House Economic Advisor, Gary D. Cohn, As Vice Chairman
January 5, 2021
in Experts, News
IMF Chief Names Antoinette Sayeh Deputy Managing Director
February 25, 2020
in News, Policy, Women & Girls
W-GDP Backs African Women Entrepreneurs with $10 Million
February 21, 2020
Related posts
in Inside Africa, World Briefs
U.K. Advances New Deals with African Nations By £418 Million Pledge
February 1, 2021
in Business
President Trump to Host Kenyan President at the White House
February 5, 2020
in News, Worth Knowing
Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, Has Died.
July 1, 2019
in Analysis & Special Reports

Ghana: A Country with Plans

One of the most important aspects of Ghana’s new plans with the International Monetary Fund program is the phasing out of the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) financing of the budget deficit to 5 percent of the previous year’s revenue in FY15E, and 0 percent from FY16E, which is expected to slow cedi weakness, implying rate cuts from 2016 are likely.

Continue reading
Related posts
in Economy, Inside Africa, Markets
U.S. Treasury Signs $1.15 Billion Bridge Funds to Sudan
March 26, 2021
in Inside Africa
U.S. Tells Somalia: End Political Impasse, ‘Hold Elections Immediately’
March 19, 2021
in Inside Africa, Markets
Ghana’s Trade Minister Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen Begins Second Term
March 15, 2021
in Analysis & Special Reports

Youthful Enthusiasm: Fool’s Errand or a Call for Political Process Reform?

Africa has one of the largest youth population. Yet the average African President or leader look more like the continent’s aging infrastructures than the modern technology in terms of diversity. Yet, few stopped to ask if the countries and people are truly being well served by electing these aging leaders or analyze its process to see if anything should be changed to that process.

Continue reading
Related posts
in Inside Africa, World Briefs
Biden Admin Sends Envoy to Meet with Ethiopia’s Premier Ahmed About Tigray Crisis
March 18, 2021
in Inside Africa, World Briefs
U.S. Seeks Kenya’s Counsel to Tackle Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis
March 2, 2021
in Hot topics, Inside Africa
Secretary Blinken Urges Ethiopian Premier Ahmed to End Civil Tension with Tigray
March 2, 2021
Close