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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: South African students pressure mining sector to fund free tuition

South Africa’s universities are in disarray as students protest a tuition hike, and pressure the mining sector to help fund free higher education.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Future Generator Sub-Saharan Africa

Future Generator: The political climate stabilizes in Tanzania

The Tanzanian political environment will continue to improve until at least September 12. Here are three reasons why.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania’s new budget is ambitious, but will it be enough?

The recent Tanzanian national budget has quickly become one of the most talked-about in years. It is bold play by President Magufuli to imprint his vision.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The East African Community needs to focus on concrete objectives

Regional governments should enact swift economic policies to bring forward much needed progress within the EAC framework.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

Akinwunmi Adesina: A new era for the African Development Bank

Akinwunmi Adesina implemented bold policy reforms in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, with innovative agricultural investment programs to expand opportunities for all. These reforms are only being continued and expanded under his leadership of the African Development Bank.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania fiscally solid but lacks investments

Can the new government of Tanzania deliver the investments that its economy and people need?

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania’s 2016-2017 budget: The Magufuli legacy?

Can John Magufuli, one of Africa’s rising political stars, cement his reputation with his first budget?