If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Malawi’s revamped subsidy regime is designed to reach many more farmers. But a granular look shows that women aren’t reaping the benefits.
The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana’s foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry
The Igbos, like most other indigenous groups, believe in maintaining a legacy of not just their language, but other values, including trans-generational business legacies.
Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly recognised as bringing value to the fight against poverty. But it can also set up identity conflict and community-level tension.
An attempt to prevent fraud in Ghana’s burgeoning mobile money sector could be a setback for access to financial services.
To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria’s emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it’s agri-food supply chain.
The devolution of small-scale mining decisions to municipal and district assemblies working in collaboration with traditional authorities is key to saving the industry in Ghana.
The mass privatisation of mining and the turn to foreign direct investment has created conflict with small-scale miners.
African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.
Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
There are three broad sets of health-related opportunities and benefits that may shape the future of India-Africa relations.
Ghana's early lockdown strategy impacted an already vulnerable working class.
Sustainable financial inclusion in Nigeria requires interventions that strengthen financial capability, participation and well-being of small-scale farmers.
An enabling approach was more likely to create attitudes among suppliers that were conducive to learning.
Ghana remains heavily dependent on primary commodity exports for foreign exchange earnings.
The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.
Joblessness has become a fixture of the South African economy. Understanding the patterns of who is out of work and for how long is key to designing policies to address the problem.
South Africa’s constitutional values of good public governance and transparency in public procurement have been sacrificed in the process of buying COVID-19 vaccines.
A study of the impact of a major bridge over the Zambezi River in Mozambique provides insights into the magnitude of the economic impact new infrastructure investments can have.
A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
A waiver may not allow all developing countries to secure medicines and other anti-COVID technologies in a timely way.
For Nigeria to feed its growing population efficiently and support food production by small farm holders, investment in rural infrastructure is key.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.