Daily Archives : 16th June 2010

Jonathan Dimbleby’s African Journey – A Review

Jonathan Dimbleby’s African Journey – A Review

While watching ‘An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby’, the latest series in the reporter’s extensive coverage of the continent, one cannot help but notice the overly positive perspective from which it comes. Seemingly one-sided, it is a far cry from…

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Botswana: Rising inflation by 2011

Botswana: Rising inflation by 2011

The IMF reported Monday 14th June that the country could experience a temporary rise in inflation, while declining mineral and custom receipts might put a squeeze on government revenues. The IMF said that increases in the value added tax and…

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Clinton on development of African economies

Clinton on development of African economies

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday 14th June urged Africa to be tough in making structural reforms that will aid the development of the economy. Particular emphasis, she says must be placed on trade reformation. Clinton made it…

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation – Is the bar too high?

Mo Ibrahim Foundation – Is the bar too high?

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation risks feeding into popular perception that there are no good African leaders by not awarding its leadership prize the second year running. Following the Foundation’s announcement Monday 14th June, executive director of the Royal African Society,…

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