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@WorldBank’s latest Africa’s Pulse Report – April 2013

April 19, 2013

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Summary The global economic recovery remains tepid, but it is expected to gradually strengthen going forward. Sub-Saharan African countries continue to grow at a strong pace, spurred by domestic demand and still high commodity prices. Economic prospects are tilted to the upside. Good progress has been made on a few MDGs, even though the region […]

2013 Zimbabwe National Budget Statement

November 19, 2012

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According to some news reports prior to the announcement on the 15 November 2012, the 2013 National Budget was designed to be ‘demand focused’. For the 2013 Strategy Paper – please click 2013+Budget+Strategy+Paper For the 2013 2013 Zimbabwe National Budget Statement – please click 2013 Zimbabwe National Budget Final The major highlights: - Zimbabwe GDP in 2012 […]

Why Africa needs to attract investors

October 24, 2010

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   Why Africa needs to attract investors, posted with vodpod    Interesting 

Reinventing the Wheel

October 10, 2010

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Some of my good friends happen to be Kenyan. Naturally being Zimbabwean I have been observing the events in Kenya economically, politically and otherwise with great interest. I am completely fascinated by this country which was embroiled in massive killings only a few years ago (2007). This resulted in a coalition government which is currently […]

Ngozi Edozien: ‘Investing in Africa is not for the faint-hearted’

August 27, 2010

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Interesting interview – another angle perhaps. Ngozi Edozien: ‘Investing in Africa is not for …, posted with vodpod   Source: – More info here

Dambisa Moyo’s book Dead Aid

August 1, 2010

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I am currently reading Dambisa Moyo’s  Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa. Every so often I share a quote or something from her book on Twitter.  Usually a debate ensues. I encourage this as I enjoy the debate itself and the various ideas that follow. I firmly […]

Africa in the Future – Lions on the move

July 12, 2010

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The full McKinsey Report ‘Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies‘ - MGI_african_economies_full_report

Africa is the Future

July 11, 2010

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Continuing to read my book – Africa Rising. My current mind set (i.e. Africa is the future) is being confirmed steadily. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Africa and Her progress. Interestingly though, I do put the book down at times and go online to research a bit. I found this interesting link. This […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on aid versus trade

May 2, 2010

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I found this on www.ted.com. I read about this Nigerian lady some time last year; the work she did and continues to do in Nigeria even to this day. Inspiring stuff really, I’m humbled after watching that. She made a number of points in her TED presenatation about some of the things I spoke about in my previous blog […]

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