Economy, Euro Zone, Global Politics, International relations

Brookings experts discuss the global implications of Brexit

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE https://youtu.be/Jjxvd5M-jN8   After several days of market upset, a few reflections on last week’s momentous vote in Great Britain. Even more obvious now than before the vote is that the biggest losers, economically speaking, will be the British themselves. The vote ushers in what will be several years of tremendous uncertainty—about the rules… Continue reading Brookings experts discuss the global implications of Brexit

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Africa, Economy, Renewable energy

Businesses have seen the light with solar energy and it’s finally paying off

A visit to a small hospital in northern Ghana changed Mahama Nyankamawu’s life forever. “It was dark, they had no electricity and the medicines they had had all gone bad,” recalled the 40-year-old, who went to the hospital after a car accident in 2014. The experience inspired Nyankamawu to create Volta, a company that builds solar… Continue reading Businesses have seen the light with solar energy and it’s finally paying off

Africa, Central Africa, Economy

Railways in Africa. Puffed Out

The railway station at Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s second city and the centre of its mining trade, has seen better days. Outside the 1920s Belgian-built whitewashed station, hawkers sell bus tickets south to Zambia and South Africa. Travellers would do much better buying one than going inside—trains in Congo are not for the… Continue reading Railways in Africa. Puffed Out

Africa, Economy

Africa’s Next Chapter: Driving Growth through Rule of Law and Transparency

Truly, Africa is on the verge of a dramatic and powerful transformation that has the potential to engender incredible quality of life gains, economic expansion, and the rise of a true middle class. But international companies, African governments, and everyday citizens must work together to create real change rooted in Africa itself. The power to… Continue reading Africa’s Next Chapter: Driving Growth through Rule of Law and Transparency