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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Cell Phones Saved Africa from State Phone Monopolies

by Marian L. Tupy A colleague of mine recently alerted me to the following quote from Charles Moore’s Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith. As Thatcher’s official biographer, Moore remembered, In 1981, the present author bought his first house. It had no telephone and he wished to install one, but was told by [British Telecom] that …

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Africa Is Getting Richer, Thanks to Capitalism

Marian L. Tupy Sub-Saharan Africa consists of 46 countries and covers an area of 9.4 million square miles. One out of seven people on earth live in Africa, and the continent’s share of the world’s population is bound to increase because Africa’s fertility rate remains higher than elsewhere. Nigeria will be bigger than the United …

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