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Kenya is Not Zimbabwe!

I’ve been listening to the coverage of the elections in Zimbabwe and I can’t understand why anyone is trying to compare the situation in Zimbabwe to the situation in Kenya! Zimbabwe’s economy has all but collapsed; Kenya’s hasn’t. Zimbabwe has the highest rate of inflation in the world at 100,000%; Kenya doesn’t. 80% of Zimbabweans are unemployed; This is not…

Forbes Billionaires: There’s an African on the list

He’s a Nigerian by the name of Aliko Dangote.  He owns a sugar and cement company.  I heard on the radio today that he controls a company that supplies European candy makers with most of their refined sugar.   I did not know that most of Europes refined sugar comes from Africa.  His company also supplies the Nigerian government with the cement it…

Why Do Africans Still Listen To The World Bank?

There’s an interesting article in the NYT on Malawi’s new found answer to tackling it’s perennial hunger problems. In short: they stopped listening to the “experts” at the world bank.“Over the past 20 years, the world bank and some rich nations Malawi depends on for aid have periodically pressed this small, landlocked country to adhere to free market policies and…

Kenya Airways Safety Record: Enough With The Emotionalism

I was reading Bankele’s blog and there is a heated discussion on Kenya Airways (it’s mainly about the coming competition and it’s safety record). As I’m reading through the comment section, I started getting a headache (particularly from comments left by “Me” — “it’s the pride of Africa”, the pride of Africa, the prrrr; I couldn’t take it).

This Story is Amazing…

Chinese Entrepreneurs moving to AFRICA in search of better economic opportunities! what? what? From the NYT: “for many budding Chinese entrepreneurs, Africa’s emerging economies are inviting precisely because they seem small and accessible. Competition is often weak or nonexistent, and for African customers, the low price of many Chinese goods and services make them more affordable than their Western counterparts.…