Business and Economics

Modernising Africa and its inequality blindspot

When spoken about in Western media particularly, Africa has often been presented as a continent ravaged by wars and blessed with vast natural resources yet barely able to feed its people and compete with the rest of the world economically. To present the African continent in this way is not entirely untrue though in the […]

Book Reviews Musings Politics

Rich and poor, side by side

An excerpt from ‘It’s Our Turn To Eat’ (p148), a book by Michela Wrong: Among the most squalid the continent has to offer, these settlements nuzzle against well-heeled residential areas in provocative intimacy. ‘What’s striking about Nairobi is that each wealthy neighbourhood lies cheek by jowl with a slum,’ remarks former MP Paul Muite. ‘It’s […]