Why Is South Sudan, ‘Home of the Nile’, in the Worst Water Crisis Ever?

Why Is South Sudan, ‘Home of the Nile’, in the Worst Water Crisis Ever? Stefanie Glinski SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 JUBA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Jimmy’s parents finally pulled their son out of the churning river, his body was already lifeless and limp, heavy in the arms of his father.     But the eight-year-old’s death…

40 Million in Modern Slavery and 152 Million in Child Labor Around the World

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world In-Depth Coverage New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased. 19 September 2017 NEW YORK (ILO News) –…

Is Okorocha a Tragic Mistake Foretold?

This piece first appeared in Business Day (Lagos), Thursday, December 20th, 2012 with the title, “A Week in Governor Okorocha’s Populist Republic.”   The now deeply unpopular and loathed governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, dancing while the state burns   By Okey C. Iheduru Until someone obsequiously intoned ‘Good Morning, Your Excellency,’ I didn’t know the…

17th International Economic Forum on Africa 2017

    Français Home Agenda Registration Video Contest . On the eve of its industrial revolution, Africa is confronting a triple challenge: create millions of decent jobs, protect the environment and substantially increase the productivity of its economies. It is confronting these challenges in the face of rapid technological changes and by relying on its…

Geopolitical Overview of Qatar and Saudi Arabia: Food Security and Geopolitical Overview

Preface This essay analyzes the effect of the geopolitical situation on Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the broader region on food imports in the region. Key topics addressed include: – general geopolitical, military and defense issues affecting the region – likelihood of closure of the Straits of Hormuz and the closure of the Qatar-Saudi land border – political…

REGULATORY AND MORAL ISSUES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN GAMING MARKET

Premise While South Africa’s gaming market has shed most of its hypocritical moralism of the apartheid years, the industry remains behind the country’s acclaimed liberal post-apartheid order. Regulators happily embrace the job-creation and tax contributions of the industry, but their “war” against the “harmful effects of gaming” is hampering the development of non-traditional side of…