The horrors that defined the Horn of Africa country during the civil war are slowly giving way to a new Somalia, one that is becoming relatively peaceful and is making slow but steady socioeconomic and political progress. The problem is that few people ar...
The explanation for our national turgidity lies in the early withdrawal method. Our collective intention as a country is to make a great fuss and then peel off to make another great fuss, with predictably low returns, writes Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta.
The reconstruction needs for regions affected by Boko Haram are huge. The government and donors are beginning to mobilise funds, but improving security, relaunching economies and fostering justice and reconciliation are proving challenging.
The latest FinScope survey shows 89% of Rwandans now have access to financial services, but the high interest rates keep loans out of the reach of many. Competition between banks, banking efficiency and consumer education could change this.