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South Africa – Inquiry Nation, By Rafiq Raji

There are other ongoing commissions of inquiry. One has just been commissioned to investigate the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the investment manager of the state pension fund. There would probably be more. Nhlanhla Nene, the former South African finance minister, probably now wishes he stayed away from public office after…
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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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South Africa: The Complications of Free Higher Education, By Rafiq Raji

Market forces that have been found to engender optimal pricing for goods and services have also been found to serve the education system quite well. So as a practicing economist, I see how fraught with risks for the economy the new free education policy is. As an African who has…
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Thoughts On Libya: What Africa Needs to Do, By Pius Adesanmi

The African Union and many African states are jackasses with no political willpower or moral authority to do anything meaningful about the tragedy in Libya, hence the largely disgraceful response from Africa thus far. They have not even expelled Libya from the AU. I was on a national radio program…
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