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The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepared is Africa?

The Indian Ocean Rim presents socio-economic and political opportunities that must urgently be explored by actors from both private and public sectors in Eastern Africa and by extension Africa. Learn More...



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Kenya on the Path to Rebirth
Politically, Kenya is on a rollercoaster to transformation. Learn more...

Divorce Africa from the World Bank and IMF: Reflections on an Abusive Relationship;By James Shikwati
In the absence of World Bank/IMF and with Africa’s own governance institutions; monetary policy and genuine market system, productivity will increase on the continent and make Africa a major player in the global economy. Learn more...

Sporadic Ethnic Violence: Why Has Kenya not Experienced a Full Blown Civil War? ; By Professor Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Njuguna S. Ndung’u
With ‘prophetic’ insight, Professor Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Njuguna S. Ndung’u in their paper Sporadic Ethnic Violence: Why Has Kenya not Experienced a Full Blown Civil War? assert that Kenya is not completely immune Learn more...

Molding the Middle Class ;By James Shikwati
expanding the business class and cultivating a critical mass of businesspeople to supply the larger African market and the rest of the world, is key to alleviating poverty. Learn more...

Africa Does not Need Foreign Aid:Africa Does not Need Foreign Aid: Wer Afrika helfen will, darf kein Geld geben; Published by FAZ.NET.
with the prevalence of foreign aid to Africa, the continent’s economies are artificial Learn more...

 

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The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How Prepared is Africa?

The Indian Ocean Rim presents socio-economic and political opportunities that must urgently be explored by actors from both private and public sectors in Eastern Africa and by extension Africa. Learn More...


Kenya on the Path to Rebirth

The 22-year Kenya political history clearly indicates that one can ignore peoples’ sentiments at their own peril. From Moi’s time to Kibaki’s time, the electorate has continued to show that they are well ahead of their leaders’ thinking. Learn More...


Divorce Africa from the World Bank and IMF: Reflections on an Abusive Relationship;By James Shikwati

In the absence of World Bank/IMF and with Africa’s own governance institutions; monetary policy and genuine market system, productivity will increase on the continent and make Africa a major player in the global economy. Learn More...


Sporadic Ethnic Violence: Why Has Kenya not Experienced a Full Blown Civil War? ; By Professor Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Njuguna S. Ndung’u

Kenya is not completely immune to a civil war and ethnic clashes could escalate into a full blown war should factors such as land, politics and ethnicity be overlooked. Learn More...


Molding the Middle Class ;By James Shikwati

Expanding the business class and cultivating a critical mass of businesspeople to supply the larger African market and the rest of the world, is key to alleviating poverty. Learn More...


Africa Does not Need Foreign Aid:Africa Does not Need Foreign Aid: Wer Afrika helfen will, darf kein Geld geben; Published by FAZ.NET.

The best help is not giving more foreign aid to Africans, but getting them to produce. Learn More...


Africans See Poverty: Foreigners See Resources and Wealth; James Shikwati as Interviewed by Kristina Bozic.

Since Africans perceive themselves as poor, they always turn to rich countries. The donor countries in turn take advantage of their plight to exploit them. Learn More...


Economic Progress and Development of Aid in East Africa: The Case of Kenya; By James Shikwati

Scaling down foreign aid industry is the best way to get Kenya and Africa tapping into the talents of their people Learn More...


Preaching Free-Market Gospel to Skeptical Africa ; Published by The New York Times on November 18, 2006

Medical savings will buy fertilizer and seed; profits from the fields will bankroll businesses; and the emerging proto-middle class will lobby the government for freer markets, reinforcing the prosperity loop. Learn More...


Thinking Through a Successful Think Tank; By Lawrence W. Reed

A poorly conceived or poorly run operation will not likely produce a good product and can still flounder well below its potential even if it does. Learn More...



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