The Politics of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin
The Nile: There Won’t Be Enough for Everybody Is the post-revolution change in Egyptian leadership bringing about a shift in foreign policy towards the nations of the Nile Basin? The Nile River is a resource strained to its limits on both sides of the equation – supply and demand. On the […]
The Challenges Women in Micro Entrepreneurship Face in Africa.
In a recent interview with Arthur Levi – former head of the World Bank’s private sector arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Europe. He stated: The key to development in Africa is local entrepreneurship, but this can only flourish in an environment that is transparent and which supports businesses. Back to […]
Uganda’s oil discovery: Losers and Winners
Uganda will soon join the league of countries producing oil as the pumping of this natural resource begins in 4 years’ time. With about 1.8 billion untapped barrels of oil, Uganda is expected to join sub-Saharan Africa‘s major oil producers like Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. As such, Ugandans are waiting […]
A Troubled Democracy
Politicians and advocates frequently criticise the state for treating Arabs as “second-class citizens.”
Is the Playing Field Level for Stateless Olympiads?
“Do the Olympics highlight “free and fair” competition, or is it just one more scene in which the developing world’s disadvantages are starkly visible?” This is the question that was on my mind when I watched the Olympic Procession on July 28. Olympiads clad in colorful regalia pranced and […]