Will Oil Bring Prosperity or Chaos to East Africa

Many in the oil industry are looking towards East Africa as the next great oil reserves.  There have been many discoveries over the last few years that seem to be commercially viable, including some in Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania. Of course these countries have numerous problems, but if used responsibly the billions of dollars of […]

South Africa Narrowly Avoids Recession

It was close, but the latest South African economic results have delivered small growth which has meant the country is not quite dipping into recession. However the promises by the government of reinvigorating the economy seem to be fairly empty at this point. There is no doubt that the South African economy has struggled over […]

Southern and Eastern Africa Policy Research

Southern and Eastern Africa Policy Research Network (SEAPREN) was a network of six research institutions who were engaged in strengthening policy analysis in their home countries. The network was established in Gaborone, Botswana November 1999. The aim of the Network was to collaborate on national and regional research projects and capacity building; exchange best practices […]

IBM Investing in African Technology Workers

We have often posted in these pages that technology is one of the biggest hopes for the development of the African continent.  There are challenges in this area –  the lack of decent infrastructure, the pace of urbanisation growth and other factors still hinder technology sectors. But there are many positive points and IBM have […]