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Deteriorating household finances will not support strong spending

By Wendy Edelberg In recent years, household finances have fluctuated amid large swings in federal income support and the stock market, a surge in inflation,...

Fragile institutions: the elusive state

By Prof John Harbeson Sub-Saharan Africa is composed of 49 nation-states. Western Sahara and Somaliland have long waited in the wings, and the Maghreb states...

The elusive state

That most sub-Saharan African states have become profoundly fragile over their six decades of independence has been the cause and effect of millions of...

Why credit reporting is key to economic inclusivity

By Morris Maina Financial inclusion is a crucial pillar for economic growth and poverty alleviation. But despite considerable progress in areas like mobile payments and...

Ethiopia: Toward a longer view

By Professor John Harbeson Conflict and the most serious and flagrant abuses of fundamental human rights have continued to roil Ethiopia notwithstanding a cessation of...

Why hustlers no longer believe in their king

By Faith Mutheu The famous ‘mama mboga’ and ‘boda boda guy’, who were once the face of the Kenya Kwanza regime, have, in recent times,...

Commemoration of Africa Anti-Corruption Day a wake-up call to remain vigilant

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday, 11 July, led Kenyans in marking the Annual African Anti-Corruption Day. This commemoration provides a platform...


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