The use of motorcycles for commercial transport has grown very rapidly in recent years, for several economic reasons that have been well articulated. But its social and political impact is a bigger, more layered story.
Streamlining logistics and clearance is an existential issue for landlocked countries, but the coastal countries have the “luxury” of dysfunction.
Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market
Since the prize was launched, there have been more years when it has not been awarded, than when it has
The beautiful First Ladies probably become some kind of political bling, to make up for an autocrat’s democratic deficit. Democratic presidents, on the other hand, don’t need to put a shine on their legitimacy. They get it at the polls.
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