How the Rand Exchange Rate Volatility Affects the South African Economy?

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By Matthew Kofi Ocran While the South African rand has historically been characterised with high volatilities, the recent levels of gyrations of the currency, particularly...

Becoming Better Positioned to Lead the Africa Growth Story

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By Zipho Sikhakhane Africa remains an attractive investment region for the global investor. The businesses that will reap the most benefit from the “Africa rising...

Implications of Islamic Finance in Africa’s Socio-Economic Development

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By Basheer Oshodi Africa, a continent which still feels the scars of slave trade, the wounds of colonialism and apartheid, the disaster of neo-liberalisation, and...

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...

Erdoğan’s Coup: Purging Domestic Critics, Gaining External Allies

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By James Petras Faced with enemies and adversaries at home and overseas, Erdoğan decided on a dual strategy of improving his ties abroad, especially his...

Understanding the Numbers: The Lives of Syrian Refugees

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By Jeffrey H. Cohen The life of a refugee is not easy. At least 6.6 million Syrians had been internally displaced, and nearly 5 million...

Post-Brexit Africa

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By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In...

Turkey Faces A Fateful Crossroad

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By Alon Ben-Meir Turkey’s strength has thus far been its ability to project itself as a country that has found a balance between a democratic...

The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

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By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular...

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

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By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...

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