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An index of apartheid: Jacob Dlamini's book gives a brutal account of the apartheid state and the enemies that it hunted, interrogated, tortured and assassinated. Jul 1, 2020 997
Owning the development dialogue: KY Amoako's book provides an insider's view of the institutions and decisions that have shaped African development since independence. Jun 1, 2020 1134
Following the money: Martin Navias's new book examines how terrorists and criminals exploit the international financial system. May 1, 2020 833
The question of inequality: Stephen Williams reviews Thomas Piketty's game--changing analysis of the global financial system and the ideology underpinning it. Book review Apr 1, 2020 924
Few heroes, many villains: Robert Harms' new book chronicles the brutal story of the colonial conquest of Equatorial Africa. Book review Mar 1, 2020 1012
A glimmer of hope in Malawi refugee camp: A bank branch in a refugee camp--the first of its kind in the world--is providing banking services and credit to residents, many of who are setting up their own businesses. Feb 1, 2020 969
Can the free market encourage morality? Many great thinkers have claimed that the market corrupts us, but authors VH Storr and GS Choi argue that it makes us better people. Book review Feb 1, 2020 1004
Excellence or illusion? The Quality of Growth in Africa contains a provocative series of essays which help envision a future that goes beyond increasing GDP to ensuring that growth translates into advancements in wellbeing. Book review Dec 1, 2019 961
Africa's young entrepreneurs defy the odds: Sangu Belle's book tells the story of individuals who are taking charge of their destinies and succeeding on their own terms. Interview Oct 1, 2019 1044
A culture of malfeasance: Oonagh McDonald reveals how the financial markets were rigged in the 2000s and sets out the reforms that still need to be implemented. Book review Aug 1, 2019 932
Charisma and contradiction: Julia Lovell's study of Maoism has relevance not only for history buffs, but also for those interested in understanding Chinese policy in the current age of US-China superpower tension. Book review Jul 1, 2019 1002
China's global vision: Bruno Maudes' study examines the implications of China's Belt and Road project, arguably the most ambitious geopolitical initiative of our times. Book review Jun 1, 2019 1125
Demography and migration. Book review May 1, 2019 1149
'Eskom is unduly obese'. Interview Apr 1, 2019 1017
Back to the future: Toby Green draws on a rich variety of sources to reveal how West Africa's present dilemmas are intimately linked to its precolonial past. Apr 1, 2019 878
Cutting through the froth: Dutch brewer Heineken claims to be a force for good in Africa, but Olivier Van Beemen's study raises questions about the real cost the continent pays for its beer. Mar 1, 2019 903
South Sudan: A dream deferred. Book review Feb 1, 2019 815
New strategies to address growth, jobs and inequality: Africa's growth has been second only to that of Asia since 2000, but a recent report argues that new policies are needed to deliver sustainable growth and eradicate inequalities. Book review Jan 1, 2019 888
A strategy for growth. Report Dec 1, 2018 1376
Follow the money: A new book examines the global ecosystem of laundered cash, revealing a world where most governments turn a blind eye when it suits them and few nations can feel morally superior. Book review Dec 1, 2018 822
Keys to growth in the African market: A useful new book examines Africa's economic environment and maps out in a practical manner how to build large, profitable businesses on the continent. Book review Nov 1, 2018 950
Bucking the trend. Interview Oct 1, 2018 1096
The eagle has re-branded: As Barclays Bank withdraws from Africa, a highly revealing new book examines its transformation from gentlemanly institution to would-be global player. Oct 1, 2018 1021
A strategy for growth: Afrexim Bank is adopting new technologies to stimulate the growth of the continent's intra and international trade. Interview Jul 1, 2018 651
A shining example of African determination. Interview Jul 1, 2018 530
Four million and counting: Banks are boosting their digital offering across Africa. May 1, 2018 1072
Brazil and Africa explore common interests. Conference notes Mar 1, 2018 1162
A lady with a mission: Dolika Banda, a leading economist with 25 years of top-flight global financial sector experience, shares insights from her long career and looks at the prospects for Africa. Feb 1, 2018 1088
Africa's cotton industry looks to the future. Nov 1, 2017 1052
Fighting the pest that is ravaging Africa's agriculture: tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm is a top priority if Africa's food security is to be Safeguarded. Jul 1, 2017 846
Meeting Africa's needs for world class aviation services: National Aviation Services CEO, Hassan El-Houry speaks about his company's African operations and his belief in the continent's future. Interview May 1, 2017 1447
A strategy for growth. Interview May 1, 2017 1795
Africa has the chance to stand up for itself: the present time holds some great opportunities for Africa says Andrew Skipper, head of Africa at international law firm Hogan Lovells. Interview May 1, 2017 1177
"We were able to substitute paternalism with partnership": Rosa Whitaker, architect of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), explains her bold vision of US trade and investment in Africa. Interview Mar 1, 2017 1413
Defeating violent extremism is the priority. Interview Aug 1, 2016 579
Reforesting Africa. Jun 1, 2016 1514
A fateful day. Book review May 1, 2016 531
Economics the dismal science. Book review Apr 1, 2016 588
Building economic dynamism. Book review Mar 1, 2016 507
Lighting up Benin: Genesis Energy's $190m project will build two gas-fired power stations to provide the equivalent of nearly one third of Benin's current electric power supply capacity. Feb 1, 2016 784
Africa in focus. Book review Feb 1, 2016 514
Making the case for investment in Ethiopia: few African countries have such a compelling case for attracting foreign investment as Ethiopia, says Zemedenah Negatu of EY, Ethiopia. Jan 1, 2016 1023
The rape of a continent. Book review Jan 1, 2016 531
Beyond commodities. Book review Dec 1, 2015 538
Aviation handlers for Africa. Interview Nov 1, 2015 1133
Shaping the future of Africa. Interview Nov 1, 2015 1245
From confrontation to competitiveness. Book review Nov 1, 2015 490
Promoting excellence in African brands. Interview Nov 1, 2015 1112
A long walk continues. Book review Oct 1, 2015 540
US-Africa: a work in progress. Aug 1, 2015 1306
Zimbabwe's Mane Man: known as the Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo has never been afraid to roar against the injustices carried out by those in power. Book review Jul 1, 2015 943
Masters of Sculpture from Cote d'Ivoire: traditional masterpieces are often grouped by region and ethnic group, but rarely by their individual masters. Jun 1, 2015 579
Drone Warfare. Book review Jun 1, 2015 507
Frontier. Book review May 1, 2015 486
Nothing left to steal: Jailed for Telling The Truth. Book review Apr 1, 2015 503
A story of slavery, protectionism and war-capitalism. Book review Mar 1, 2015 456
We have listened to the people--Lai Mohammed. Interview Feb 1, 2015 1489
The power of fibre. Interview Feb 1, 2015 1372
East Africa's pop heritage: Benga beats, Swahili swing. Feb 1, 2015 627
The burning question: time is running out. Book review Jan 1, 2015 1493
Sahal message: Songhai Blues. Sound recording review Jan 1, 2015 677
Maninka tradition: Les Editions Veve. Sound recording review Dec 1, 2014 685
The international civil servant: A beacon of hope. Book review Nov 1, 2014 1534
Maninka tradition: a family affair. Sound recording review Nov 1, 2014 637
Explaining Africa's modernity: plotting the coordinates. Book review Oct 1, 2014 1644
Celebrating the legacy: F-E-L-A: For Ever Lives Africa. Oct 1, 2014 678
An icon of African literature: a man of the people. Book review Aug 1, 2014 1502
An aural history: Mali's big band swing. Sound recording review Aug 1, 2014 651
Gaia rights: a view of life. Book review Jul 1, 2014 1498
A global cooperation: Music for Change. Sound recording review Jul 1, 2014 631
Time is money: speed the essence. Book review Jun 1, 2014 1502
Griot Rock: Whirling Trance. Sound recording review Jun 1, 2014 671
The freedom to develop libertarian progress. Book review May 1, 2014 1596
The Sudanese-Italian diva songs from the heart. May 1, 2014 644
State of a nation: two decades on. Book review Apr 1, 2014 1482
Diaspora funk: a London connection. Apr 1, 2014 632
Cultural preservation a global message. Sound recording review Mar 1, 2014 711
Climate change and conflict: a region in crisis. Book review Jan 1, 2014 1432
Angola's musical legacy Rare, obscure & precious recordings: Angola Soundtrack 2 Hypnosis Distortions and other Sonic Distortions. Jan 1, 2014 628
Movement of the people Migration and its consequences. Book review Dec 1, 2013 1564
A martyr for Africa: the man of peace. Nov 1, 2013 1628
Celebrating Fela: an African icon. Nov 1, 2013 666
The greatest change in business history: the South's new power. Book review Oct 1, 2013 1450
Secure doors and cross-check: ready for takeoff. Oct 1, 2013 608
Africa within a world view: The motivation for progress. Book review Aug 1, 2013 1556
Echoes of Africa: Lyrics of the Caribbean. Sound recording review Aug 1, 2013 627
A desert voice: for a nation in crisis. Sound recording review Jun 1, 2013 687
The bare bones of Benin voodoo groove: the Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk. Movie review May 1, 2013 573
Earth-moving music: a blast from the past. Sound recording review Apr 1, 2013 642
The Albertina enigma: A mystery examined. Mar 1, 2013 1605
Ever-fresh Afrobeat: More servings of Fela. Mar 1, 2013 629
Retaining the growth momentum. Book review Feb 1, 2013 608
A rising star Mali's n'goni ace. Sound recording review Feb 1, 2013 677
A global shopping spree: The race for the world's resources. Book review Jan 1, 2013 1405
From Congo to East Africa: Recordings of a bygone era. Sound recording review Jan 1, 2013 599
Music without borders: The closing of a circle. Nov 1, 2012 684
A poverty of leadership Liberation betrayed? Book review Oct 1, 2012 1521
A lasting legacy: The Manding expert. Oct 1, 2012 617
Blood in the mobile? Conflict and commodities. Book review Aug 1, 2012 1491
Bwa beats: a tower of power. Sound recording review Aug 1, 2012 676

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