Can Ethiopia’s Planned Economy Stand the Test of Time?

By Ibrahim B. Anoba Earlier this year, the World Bank reported that Ethiopia would be the most expansive economy in Africa for the year 2017.  This forecast is because of its steady economic growth average of 10.8 percent since 2005 – one of the highest in the world. But despite its commendable progress, a high …

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Foreign-worker treatment undercuts Mauritius ‘miracle’ myth

Srilata Ravi, University of Alberta Mauritius, an island with no indigenous populations and a history of multiple European colonisations, is a multi-ethnic society made up of just over two thirds Indo Mauritians, nearly one third Creoles and small groups of Sino-Mauritians and Franco-Mauritians. The social fabric of the island of nearly 1.3 million people is …

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How Mozambique can avoid stepping into the abyss

Sam Jones, University of Copenhagen It is unsettling how quickly the shine can come off a development success story. Only a few years ago, Mozambique was standing at the helm of sustained and rapid economic growth. Optimism was nurtured by high commodity prices, robust foreign direct investment and warm relations with development financing agencies. Economic …

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