Tag: africa

African Nations’ Debt Forgiveness – Surprise!

African Nations’ Debt Forgiveness – Surprise!

African Nations’ Debt Forgiveness – Surprise! by Cook & Bynum Debt forgiveness without addressing the reasons for the accumulation of the debt (i.e. spending beyond one’s means) mostly just postpones the inevitable.  Economic development in Africa to lift people out […]

Kenya Sees 30 Mile, 3 Day Traffic Jam

Kenya Sees 30 Mile, 3 Day Traffic Jam

Police in Kenya have been sent to ease a traffic jam that has seen some drivers stuck for 3 days on the road between the port of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi. The port of Mombasa is the entry point […]

The Impact Of ‘Currency Wars’ In Oil-Exporting Africa

The Impact Of ‘Currency Wars’ In Oil-Exporting Africa

The Impact Of ‘Currency Wars’ In Oil-Exporting Africa by Dan Steinbock, EconoMonitor Since lower oil prices typically result in depreciation of the oil exporters’ currencies, the dramatic plunge of oil prices has severe implications for sub-Saharan Africa. After the global […]

BlackBerry Ltd Partners With Interswitch

BlackBerry Ltd Partners With Interswitch

BlackBerry BBM is now integrated with Quickteller services from African digital payments and e-commerce provider Interswitch. A new app called Quickteller has been launched for Android, BlackBerry and iOS to facilitate money transfers and airtime recharging on BBM. BlackBerry turning BBM […]