Why Africa Should Worry Less About Income Inequality

by Stacy Ndlovu Early this week, the South Africa Daily Maverick published an op-ed titled, “It’s not Zuma that we need protection from, it’s the market.” While the author rightly calls out the role of cronyism in destroying ordinary South Africans’ economic mobility, she doesn’t seem to make a distinction between economic freedom and crony …

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Southern Africa’s big supermarket chains keep out small suppliers

Reena das Nair, University of Johannesburg -This article is part of a series of studies titled “barriers to entry”, specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies that look at the spread of supermarkets in the region and how the market power of large firms in …

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Africa told to improve informal seed sector

By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] Africa’s informal seed sector has been neglected for a long time despite providing 80 per cent of seeds that smallholder farmers use, a conference has heard. According to experts who attended the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Africa Synthesis Conference in Kenya last month (19-20 September), developing the formal and informal …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 17 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines about the election of Donald Trump and Africa that have been published within the past 24 hours. Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump To South Africa President Jacob Zuma Source: Deadline Hollywood Trump will stop Buhari’s Islamic agenda – Fani-Kayode Source: Punch Trump Triumphs: Good or bad riddance for Ghana? Source: …

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A tighter ivory trade ban will not save Africa’s elephants

Duan Biggs, Griffith University A disproportionate amount of the agenda at The 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) was dominated by African elephants and the controversial issue of the ivory trade. African elephants have declined by more than 100,000 over the past decade. This is driven …

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