Tagged in: Development


Should development trump democracy?

Since leaving office in 2015, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has proved a dogged critic of Africa’s status quo, advocating for climate change action, scientific progress and economic development while highlighting the iniquities of corruption and misrule in many African states.…

US donor applies strict conditionality in Tanzania

Whether scrabbling around for litter outside State House or promising a purge of corrupt government officials, President John Magafuli of Tanzania has gained plaudits for displaying a popular touch uncommon among his country’s political elite.…

Rwanda: a development model?

Deep in the farming country that stretches along Rwanda’s southern frontier with Burundi, a vast project is taking root amid the scattered cassava and banana plots that locals have tended for generations.