The Kenya Meat Commission was set up with deficiencies from the start.
The draft public procurement bill makes room for confidentiality without defining it and limiting its use to narrow circumstances. This leaves the door wide open to abuse.
The displacement of low-income households in favour of middle- and high-income professionals in Kumasi is a cause for concern.
Resolution of South Africa's fiscal crisis depends on faster economic growth which must be led by private investment. Fiscal consolidation is necessary but without growth debt will not stabilise.
South Africa needs some serious structural reforms before its moribund economy can come to life.
Restricting trade to control the pandemic damages livelihoods, especially those of the urban poor. The control of future pandemics must strike a balance between health and economic activity.
Whistle blowers in South Africa don't get the support they deserve.This includes lack of legislative backing as well as support from society, employers and professional bodies.
African governments must engage rating agencies better, providing them and investors with credible economic data, and regularly address all concerns being raised.
Stringent restrictions could stifle innovation among mobile money operators and hinder access to financial services.
An EU-UK trade deal will reinforce the certainty and continuity that South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini – plus Mozambique are seeking in their relationship with the UK.
Beneath the glitz and glamour associated with the advertising industry lie tales of deception.
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.
Collective action by the industry and government is key to unlocking opportunities for small and medium-sized citrus growers.
Despite high prices, poor quality and inconvenience, Kenya's urban poor continued to buy water from private vendors because it's still their best option.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa.
Kenya must pay more attention to the role of this agreement as an investment attraction vehicle and not just a simple tariff centred ‘traditional’ pact.
Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
COVID-19 is shedding light on the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment. This includes hardships women face and the burden placed on them to manage responsibilities every day.
Informal workers, in particular women, took a big hit from the COVID-19 lockdown measures. A multi-faceted support package, informed by the gendered nature of work, is urgently called for.
Zimbabwe wants to issue a sovereign bond to raise $3.5 billion it has agreed to pay as compensation to white farmers, but the economic and political conditions aren't conducive to such an issuance.
South Africa's food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.