What $1.4 million can get you

HARARE, December 9 (The Source) – “Win and let win” runs the tagline for Jamal Joseph Hamed’s diamond business, the largest gem trader in the United Arab Emirates by his reckoning. By no means a name readily recognisable in Zimbabwe, where he also operates a… Read More

Mineral beneficiation – points to ponder

By Mukasiri Sibanda, HARARE, October 19 (The Source) – Mining, essentially value addition and beneficiation, is one of the growth engines for the country’s development plans under the Zimbabwe Agenda and for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) and the Ten Point Plan. This objective is inspired… Read More

Press Freedom isn’t free

By Danforth Austin and Barbara Frye – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is cracking down on Turkish civil society following the failed coup in July. Beyond purging thousands of military officers, judges, and educators, the government has issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists, and… Read More

Building Africa’s Knowledge Economy

By Simplice A. Asongu – Development economists often differ with one another, but they agree on this: the knowledge economy will be the foundation of every nation’s progress in the twenty-first century. Yet while East Asia and other regions have been making substantial gains in… Read More

Africa’s post-Brexit opportunity

By Professor Calestous Juma, LONDON (Project Syndicate ) – The entire world felt the shock waves from the decision by voters in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and Africa was no exception, especially given its close historical ties with many EU member… Read More

The Greening of African Technology

By Graça Machel, JOHANNESBURG (Project Syndicate) – Technological innovation offers Africa huge possibilities. That is why I joined Africa’s movers and shakers last week at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. We were there to discuss how the… Read More