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We need an African Olympics!

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2012 | (16:06)

Welcome to London, the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games. This is the message that greets you at Heathrow Airport. Despite the sometimes negative attitude of the British to the hosting of the Olympics, it is pretty darn difficult not to notice that London has caught the Olympics fever....

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Africa Needs Functioning Governments Not Private Sector

(1) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (17:02)

African history is replete with our fore fathers commercial and trading exploits. The stories of trade between communities on different sides of the Sahara and the trans-Atlantic dealings between communities on the west coast of Africa and South America will liven up any history class lesson. The rise of trading...

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Mansion Tax for Africa

(1) Comments | Posted 20 March 2012 | (15:44)

When Vince Cable MP, the most vociferous proponent of the mansion tax in UK, described mansion tax as the most sensible way of taxing wealth; only few people could disagree with him. In austere times like this, the best way of achieving fairness in taxation is to get the well-off...

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Can We Rely on Africa to Grow?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2012 | (00:27)

Africa's growth has averaged just below 6% over the last decade. And with the world economy slowing including China's, one is tempted to ask if this growth is sustainable. One suspects it is. But it is going to be tough.

But first, Africa needs its own growth...

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Goodluck Jonathan's Nigeria

(0) Comments | Posted 4 January 2012 | (12:31)

'Happy new year' is the greeting that is chorused at this time of the year. It's the time when we usher in the calendar year with hope and renewed optimism. For many, this is the case. For others, not so. Most particularly Nigerians.

As the most optimistic...

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Standing Still is not good Economics

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2011 | (03:48)

We are in for a choppy recovery, George Osborne will always tell us, before adding that his deficit reduction plan is the only way forward for UK's economy. I'd always had the view that this explanation cannot be right. Except I has found it difficult to oppose this argument without...

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