Not Good News For Zimbabwe – VP Mohadi Above The Law It Seems

A useful test of how well a country is doing is whether those who purport to rule it are subject to the same laws as everyone else. If not then you're going to get - if you haven't already...

Bashir’s Sudanese Cash Pile – What, You Mean A Dictator Was Corrupt?

Our word isn't this a real surprise? And a turn up for the books. It's turns out that Omar al-Bashir, the dictator of Sudan, might have been corrupt! Possibly, even, guilty of money laundering. And isn't that just a...

Tanzania’s Magufuli – Rightly – Won’t Let The IMF Publish Economic Report

Tanzania's President, John Magufuli, won't allow the International Monetary Fund to publish their usual report on the economy of that country. Quite rightly too - from the point of view of Magufuli that is for it would be most...

Strive Masiyiwa Is Right, Zimbabwe Should Price In SA Rand – Anything But Zim$

The precise details of this call for Zimbabwean businesses to price in South African Rand, put forward by Strive Masiyiwa, might not be entirely correct. But the overall idea, that no one should be trying to price nor transact...

Musuveni Demands Uganda Remain Poor – Go Slow On New Technologies He Says

Yoweri Musuveni doesn't seem to understand how a place gets richer - through the adoption of new technologies. Given that he's President of Uganda and has rather more power than he should over what happens in that country this...

Zimbabwe’s Not Compensating Farmers For Land – Only For Improvements

Not that we ever expected those white farmers to receive proper and fully legal compensation for the land that was confiscated under Mugabe. But this current process is being touted as being compensation to those farmers when it's only...

What’s Wrong With Ghana’s Economy – Only 2% Of Employment Is In Formal Sector

We may or may not want to take as precisely accurate this estimate of the employment in Ghana's formal economy - only 2%. This is, note, the percentage of the those entering the labor market each year, not the...

Price Fixing Always Leads To Scams – Zimbabwe’s Nedbank Latest To Suffer

Us humans are pretty simple to understand - we respond to incentives. This being something that those who govern us don't want to grasp as this latest case involving Zimbabwe's Nedbank branch shows. The government of Zimbabwe fixed the...

Zimbabwe’s Colonial Legal System – Wigs And Fair Trials And Juries

It is indeed more than a little absurd that Zimbabwe has just spent some £118,000 pounds on wigs for the judges in their legal system. This is indeed an overhang of the colonial era, that Empire which meant they...

Fair Complaint, Zimbabwe Is Ripping Off The Tobacco Farmers

We can talk about killing the golden goose, we can use the more formal economic terms of having short term preferences, we can even just use the regular vernacular- Zimbabwe is ripping off the tobacco farmers. Which, given that...

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