OPINION: Bond notes – a big lie and a fraud

By Matt E.T. Matigari, HARARE, July 26 (The Source) – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), and its principals, are solely responsible for the most extensive and sustained drain of wealth and destruction of people’s welfare in Zimbabwe’s colonial and post-colonial history.

The Imperialist People’s Republic of Africa?

By Hannah Ryder, BEIJING – A few months ago, a New York Times magazine cover was emblazoned with the question “Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?” The notion that China is a twenty-first-century colonizer is not new: commentators have been batting it around for… Read More

Confronting Africa’s water challenge

By Akinwumi Adesina – Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria.

The dark side of voting technology

By Dambisa Moyo, NEW YORK  – According to an unpublished “kitchen table survey,” conducted before last November’s presidential election in the United States, approximately 95% of the predominantly Hispanic members of one of America’s largest domestic unions preferred the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to her… Read More

Africa’s stake in Brexit

By Carlos Lopes, OXFORD – As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the world is already girding for the post-Brexit era. For many African countries in particular,… Read More

A better investment framework for Africa

By Wolfgang Schäuble, BERLIN, Africa’s enormous economic potential is not news. But, until now, policymakers around the world have not successfully defined the political and economic steps that must be taken to enable Africa to realize this potential fully. That is why the German G20… Read More

Why Africa should go cashless

By Carl Manlan, India has lately been pursuing an ambitious goal: a cashless economy. Despite early missteps and frustrations, it will turn out to be a change for the better for the country’s 1.31 billion people. Africa should set a similar goal – and take… Read More

The Source is hiring – Digital Product Manager

DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGER   The Source is an independent Zimbabwean business and financial news agency. We are looking for a driven, results-oriented self-starter who will develop and curate The Source’s content on multifarious digital platforms. The position combines digital product development, product management and journalism.… Read More

A big bond for Africa

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  and  Nancy Birdsall – The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have reached a critical juncture. Strained by a collapse in commodity prices and China’s economic slowdown, the region’s growth slipped to 3.4% in 2015 – nearly 50% lower than the average rate over… Read More