December 2011

Saturday 31 December 2011

 

Burgeoning African Middle Class Brings Hope PDF Print Email
Saturday, 31 December 2011 09:00 Experts Policy Center

Burgeoning African Middle Class Brings Hope

By David Smith and Lucy Lamble

KINSHASA/TUNIS, December 31, 2011 (GGDN) - At the end of another of Kinshasa's potholed roads, lined with shacks and crumbling matchbox houses, comes a sudden clearing. It is a sandy patch of land surrounded by water in which bare-chested boys in dugout canoes paddle among the hyacinths. A giant pump is working day and night, reclaiming land from the sandbanks and river beds, expanding the city in defiance of nature.



Friday 30 December 2011

 

Nepad On the Ground PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 December 2011 22:57 News

Nepad On the Ground

UNITED NATIONS, December 30, 2011 (Africa Renewal) - Over the past 10 years, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has launched a number of bold and innovative programmes. In some instances the plan is already scoring notable yet underreported gains. Africa Renewal highlights NEPAD’s impact in five key areas.


 

No Jobs? Just Emigrate! PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 December 2011 21:39 Society

No Jobs? Just Emigrate!

By Mario Queiroz

LISBON, December 29, 2011 (IPS) - Hounded by the economic crisis that shows no signs of letting up and by political leaders of all stripes, Portugal's conservative Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho sent out an unprecedented message to his fellow citizens: emigrate.


 

Improving Governance, Before Its Too Late PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 December 2011 20:54 News

Improving Governance, Before It's Too Late

By David Mehdi Hamam and Ben Idrissa Ouédraogo

UNITED NATIONS, December 30, 2011 (Africa Renewal) - The ongoing agitation in Africa triggered by the "Arab Spring" demonstrates yet again the importance of good political and economic governance for the continent's development.


 

Chinas Investment Hits U.S.$6.1 Billion PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 December 2011 19:00 News

China's Investment Hits U.S.$6.1 Billion

By Eromosele Abiodun

NIGERIA, December 30, 2011 (This Day) - The exponential growth rate of Chinese economic links with Africa has reached a new height as report by Oxford Business Group (OBG) has revealed that China accounts for roughly 25 per cent of Nigeria's inbound Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), equivalent to roughly $6.1billion (N988.2 billion).



Thursday 29 December 2011

 

The Continents New Engine PDF Print Email
Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:54 Experts Policy Center

CallousJumaThe Continent's New Engine

By Calestous Juma

WASHINGTON, December 25, 2011 (IMF) - One of the noticeable things across Africa these days is how many people have cell phones - 71 percent of adults in Nigeria, for example, 62 percent in Botswana, and more than half the population in Ghana and Kenya, according to a 2011 Gallup poll.



Saturday 24 December 2011

 

Revitalising Continents Creative Assets PDF Print Email
Saturday, 24 December 2011 20:58 Society

Revitalising Continent's Creative Assets

Arterial-group-shotBy Adewole Ajao

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 24, 2011 (ThisDay) - Arterial Network's first International Conference on Africa's Creative Economy added its voice to numerous debates on the potential of the creative industry. Adewole Ajao was in Nairobi, Kenya for a week-long event that went in sync with other activities.


 

(Re)Structuring Ghanas Tourism Industry For Socio-Economic Development PDF Print Email
Saturday, 24 December 2011 20:52 Experts Policy Center

(Re)Structuring Ghana's Tourism Industry For Socio-Economic Development

By Ishmael Mensah*

CAPE COAST, Ghana, December 24, 2011 (Ghanaweb) - Protecting The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg: (Re)Structuring Ghana's Tourism Industry For Socio-Economic Development. Since the early 1980s when the erstwhile PNDC government embarked on IMF and World Bank prescribed Economic Recovery Programme and Structural Adjustment Programme (ERP/SAP), the tourism industry in Ghana has experienced sustained steady increase in tourist arrivals from 145,780 in 1990 to 399,000 in 2000 and projected to be around 698,069 in 2008.



Friday 23 December 2011

 

Measuring African Capital Flight PDF Print Email
Friday, 23 December 2011 20:29 Experts Policy Center

Measuring African Capital Flight

By Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce

LONDON, December 23, 2011 (Pambazuka) - Africa is bleeding money, as capital flows into the private accounts of African elites and their accomplices in Western financial centres,’ write Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce, in an excerpt from their new book.


 

Report: Bureaucrat Overload Hurting Economy PDF Print Email
Friday, 23 December 2011 20:27 Russian Reports

Report: Bureaucrat Overload Hurting Economy

MOSCOW, December 23, 2011 (Vedomosti) - There are too many bureaucrats, and each year they are costing more, according to government experts. Their ranks have to be reduced 30 percent, and those that remain have to be compelled to work better, the experts say.


 

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