Oil Polluted Lands Over Twice The Size Of Seychelles In Nigeria. Can East Africa Escape The Curse?

The Uganda oil pipeline through Tanzania should be made into a bigger prosperity corridor, with fibre optics, roads, railways and food silos.


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The chief of Uganda Revenue Authority Doris Akol. (Photo/URA/Flickr).

Less Than 7% Of Working Age Ugandans, And Fewer Than 10% Of Firms Are Tax Payers – How To Fix That

Uganda collects taxes equivalent to 14% of GDP – below its neighbours Kenya with 18%, and Rwanda at 16%


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Singing on AFRICA DAY in the Diaspora. (Photo/William Murphy/Flickr).

Countries Must Compete For Migrant Workers To Boost Their Economies – The African Nations Getting It Right

n 2017, 74% of all immigrants were of working age. It makes sense that losing this vital demographic can damage a countrys economy and that gaining these workers can help grow anothers


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Electricity line in South Africa. (Photo/Clint Mason/Flickr).

600 Million Africans Don’t Have Access To Electricity – Yet Most Of Them Live A Stone Throw From A Power Line!

In Kenya about 70% of off-grid homes are located within 1.2km of a power line. Corruption among electricity service providers, power theft by customers and electricity cartels also further limit access


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Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. (Photo/Flickr).

Why Natural Resource Discoveries Are More Than Just A Curse: The Case Of Mozambique

Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.