Seeing Agriculture in Nigeria as a Business | by Victoria Fajemilehin

“In 2016, Nigeria imported over 4 million metric tons of wheat. By 2030, this figure is predicted to rise to over 10 million metric tons costing the country $10 billion.” Rotimi Williams is a former journalist turned entrepreneur, who now owns the second largest commercial rice farm in Nigeria. He is only thirty-five. Mr Williams’ … More Seeing Agriculture in Nigeria as a Business | by Victoria Fajemilehin

The Central Bank of Nigeria: Battling Inflation with a Knife | by Oluwatosin Olaseinde

“The question remains, why is the MPC attempting to address inflation by increasing the lending rate, thereby reducing the money supply when the cause of Nigeria’s inflation is not, in fact, an increase in the money supply but an increase in price levels?” On the 25th and 26th of July, 2016, Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee … More The Central Bank of Nigeria: Battling Inflation with a Knife | by Oluwatosin Olaseinde

The Somali Woman Question: More Than a Call for Equality | by B. Arte

“The Somali culture that I knew, a culture that treated women as sisters, mothers and grandmothers, was still alive and well.” Stepping off the airplane onto Somali soil for the first time in my life, I did not know what to expect. Most of what I had heard about my homeland had been derived from … More The Somali Woman Question: More Than a Call for Equality | by B. Arte

One Zambia, One Nation: The legacy of Kenneth Kaunda | by Derrick M Muwina

“…the unity that most Zambians alive today are proud of is squarely attributable to the life and work of Kenneth Kaunda” On Zambia’s coat of arms are etched the country’s official motto: “One Zambia, One Nation”.  In a country where it is widely believed – though the real number is unknown – that 70 ethnolinguistic groups live … More One Zambia, One Nation: The legacy of Kenneth Kaunda | by Derrick M Muwina

America’s African ‘Anchor States’: Cabo Verde | by Abel Djassi Amado

“Given the extremely low ‘hard power’ of Cabo Verde, it is somewhat puzzling that the United States has suddenly decided to list the African archipelago as an ‘anchor state’, joining the ranks of Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Cabo Verde is neither economically, commercially, nor financially significant to the West African sub-region.” On July … More America’s African ‘Anchor States’: Cabo Verde | by Abel Djassi Amado

Virtual Reality: Bitcoin in Nigeria | by Olalekan F. Ojo & Maduka Onwukeme

“… as a direct result of the CBN’s current monetary policy, the legality of Bitcoin in Nigeria is becoming a serious issue that is raising pertinent regulatory questions.” Invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is a form of digital currency. It is not printed ‘flat’ money, not as naira, nor as dollars, or euros. The principal … More Virtual Reality: Bitcoin in Nigeria | by Olalekan F. Ojo & Maduka Onwukeme

Reinventing the Wheel: Reforming Nigeria’s Civil and Public Service | by Dr Joe Abah

“By boldly reinventing the public service wheel, our goal is a return to 1959 and to the kind of bureaucracy that Chief Awolowo would be proud to describe afresh.” The cliché that one need not reinvent the wheel is intended as a caution against duplicating or recreating that which already exists. To reimagine a perfectly … More Reinventing the Wheel: Reforming Nigeria’s Civil and Public Service | by Dr Joe Abah

The Undeterred Entrepreneur: Stimulating Competition in Jordan | by Aseel A. Barghuthi

“put an end to the privileges of the few and establish and protect systems that safeguard opportunities for generations to come.” Of the many freedoms that the Middle East may be accused of lacking, the freedom to compete receives the least attention. In an ideal sense, commercial competition takes place between two or more players … More The Undeterred Entrepreneur: Stimulating Competition in Jordan | by Aseel A. Barghuthi

It’s the Plan, Not the Man: Recession in Trinidad & Tobago | by Zophia Edwards

“Central Bank governors come and go, but one major structural weakness in the T&T economy has remained unchanged; and this is that Trinidad and Tobago continues to depend on oil and gas.” On Friday December 4th 2015, just three weeks before Christmas, the Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Jwala Rambarran announced that … More It’s the Plan, Not the Man: Recession in Trinidad & Tobago | by Zophia Edwards

Black America: A Country That Was Never Meant to Survive | by Danielle Purifoy

“My American-ness is undercut by my blackness, because black Americans were never meant to be.” The thing about being a black American in general, and a descendant of African slaves in particular, is that although you built it, the country that you claim was not made for you. So far as our records demonstrate, my … More Black America: A Country That Was Never Meant to Survive | by Danielle Purifoy