Zimbabwe’s Dictator Fell but the Country Is Still In Trouble

Things in the beleaguered African country might yet get worse before they get better. by Marian L. Tupy I was still a university student when I learned that Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zimbabwe since 1980, had started expropriating land from that country’s farmers, leading to the second highest hyperinflation in recorded history and a …

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Why Young People Can’t Get Jobs in Africa

by Karol Boudreaux 6.8 percent: that was July’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for US workers ages 18–44. For those ages 18–24, the rate was 9.5 percent. That’s a high rate for young people. But if you were 20 years old and lived in Africa, you might be thrilled with an unemployment rate like that. Today, 60% …

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Private Enterprise Secures Freedom for Women in Kenya

by Rahimat Emozozo In Africa, women have long been hindered by a lack of social and financial independence, especially in poorer regions. Local cultures have imposed dependency on men, often forcing poor families to live off of a single income. Women’s financial and professional prospects are often bleak. The patriarchal system that exists in most …

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Blockchain Could Launch this African Nation to the Top

by Liam Cardenas Ghana is a relatively small West African nation just north of the Gulf of Guinea. Accra, the nation’s capital, is situated on the southern coast of the country. While the coastal and politically-connected southern half of the state does quite well, Northern Ghana is often neglected and forgotten. The city of Wa, for …

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South Africa Is Repeating the Mistakes of Apartheid

by Martin van Staden After the end of Apartheid in 1994, nobody would have guessed that South Africa would be making many of the same mistakes as the Apartheid regime only two decades later, from censoring speech to violating agricultural property rights. In our process of transformation, we were supposed to move away from the Apartheid …

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