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Oil: Winners and Losers

The slide in the price of crude oil is unmitigated disaster for most oil producers and cause for joy for oil-importing countries. But there are …

Sustainability now the name of the game

Global research has revealed the highly sobering and often terrifying impact of our economic activities on both the natural as well as the human environments …

Smart cities in a smart Africa

As Kilamba Kiaxi in Angola has shown, other forms of new African city need to be developed with the local markets and local needs in …

Urban African: The Chinese example

While African cities are growing organically, the Chinese government consciously decided that urbanisation should be made a national priority in order to create a workforce …

Crunch time for African Cities

The march from rural Africa to urban centres is relentless and accelerating by the year. Cities are both becoming denser as well as expanding outwards …

Pharma chains on the way

While pharmacy chain stores are a common sight on the high streets of the US, UK or Japan, they are few and far between in …

The battle for African generics

According to Kenya’s State Bureau of Statistics, the country spent $450m on importing drugs last year. Unlike in many other industries, the cost of actually …