Columns

South Africa and Nigeria: A Tale of Rising Optimism?, By Rafiq Raji

...there is reason to be optimistic. If, as is often argued, poor governance and corruption are the major constraints on Africa’s development, increased accountability and citizens’ engagement, owing to social media especially, suggests better African leaders would increasingly emerge. There are some concerns about emerging markets at the moment; for…
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Opinion

African Central Banks Have the Opportunity To Ease Policy, By Rafiq Raji

As the Muhammadu Buhari administration is already in re-election mode, negative events have been on the rise. First, there was the artificial fuel scarcity in late December. Thereafter, pastoralist-led violence in the agricultural belt ramped up in early Inevitably, they pose risks to the inflation and growth outlook. Nigeria As…
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Opinion

Transition from President Zuma to President Zuma, By Owei Lakemfa

...in my analysis, Dr. Zuma will clinch the ANC leadership and party ticket, and succeed her former spouse as the president of the Federal Republic of South Africa. It might be a transition from President Zuma to President Zuma. In one swing, South African President Jacob Zuma swept the governments…
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