The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa as well as the need to mend diplomatic fences.
Food inflation figures in Nigeria give cause for concern. Accusing fingers are pointed at rising dollars, farmers and middlemen, but this expert says the can may have been placed on the wrong heads.
Taxing electronic payments is key to raising revenue form the informal sector
October’s employment report was rosy, with more than 500,000 jobs added in the month. There were also signs that the American workforce was heading back to the old normal.
President Joe Biden needed a Plan B, one that Congress could approve, to take to the UN climate conference. But his new strategy is unlikely to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals for 2030.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Phil Honeywood on the challenges of getting international students back.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Phil Honeywood CEO of the International Education Association of Australia about the impact of COVID-19 on Australian universities
The problem of increasing plastic waste has been exacerbated by the pandemic, requiring better regulation and monitoring to solve.
Nigeria’s post COVID-19 economic recovery plan has resulted in only marginal improvements in economic growth, manufacturing and foreign direct investment.
The fine print shows its an inquiry into housing “supply”, but supply isn’t a particularly urgent problem.
An economist explains why defaulting on the national debt would result in economic crisis.
Job creation might well have slowed, but a deeper dive into employment data suggests the picture is actually pretty rosy.
Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
Ghana is losing out the booming global cashew industry in terms
of job and revenue generations.
To non-economists, the World Bank ranking Nigeria fifth on the list of its top ten debtor countries is alarming. A deeper analysis shows there is no cause for concern.
‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
Central bankers are expected to discuss the racial income and wealth gaps during the virtual Jackson Hole retreat. But an economist argues that the Fed is not suited for addressing these issues.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
Green jobs are the way to avoid a decade of decline for towns dependent on airport employment.
The Indonesian government should consider opening its plan to the world by turning Bali into a “Zoom island”.