Oil For Food: Big Business in The Middle East

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By Eckart Woertz Middle Eastern countries are highly dependent on food imports. They have reacted to the global food crisis of 2008 with various measures...

How Oil Price Shocks Impact African Economies

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By Dr. Paiman Ahmad and Alexander Ayertey Odonkor Similar to other regions with abundant natural resources, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy report for...
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Impact of Different Industries on Online Gambling in Africa

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Before now, the African continent was rarely mentioned in the discourse of brick-and-mortar gambling, talk less of online gambling. But the narrative has changed...

The Covid-19 Global Pandemic: How Africa Should Respond

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By Mills Soko and Mzukisi Qobo   Global Context The coronavirus global pandemic has caused significant harm to the global economy.  With two-thirds of the world’s...

Conventional versus Islamic Private Equity

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By Mohamed Ali Chatti and Ouidad Yousfi There are some similarities between Islamic and conventional PE, like for example the active participation, the quick exit...
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The Jihadi Gold Rush Fuels Violence in the Sahel Region

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By Katarzyna Rybarczyk Africa’s Sahel, a region separating the Sahara Desert to the north and savannas to the south, is notorious for widespread poverty and...

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We...

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By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income,...

Assad’s Death Warrant

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By Mike Whitney The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation where...

Leading through Engagement: Creating Foundations for the Africa of Tomorrow, Today.

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By Sean Culey Africa is at a tipping point.  It is poised for growth, but the question is whether this growth will be based on...

Becoming a Global Hub for Start-ups

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By Ramy Jallad Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost Emirate in the UAE. While not in the global spotlight as much as its neighbours Dubai...