The Party Is Not Forever
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The Party Is Not Forever

Minxin Pei, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – Human beings approaching 100 normally think about death. But political parties celebrating their centennial, as the Communist Party of China (CPC) will on July 1, are obsessed with immortality. Such optimism seems odd for parties that rule dictatorships because their longevity record does not inspire confidence. The fact that no other […]

A Global Tax Deal for the Rich
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A Global Tax Deal for the Rich

José Antonio Ocampo and Tommaso Faccio, NEW YORK – Historic, game-changing, revolutionary: such has been the widespread reaction to the recent agreement by G7 finance ministers on a global minimum effective tax rate of “at least” 15% for large multinational firms. The ministers also agreed on a new formula for apportioning a share of tax revenues from […]

Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?
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Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?

Isabella M. Weber, AMHERST – The fiscal expansion in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing seen outside of wartime. Further large-scale public spending will be needed to rebuild needed infrastructure, tackle climate change, and create jobs. But some prominent economists are warning that government spending on such an extraordinary scale could fuel […]

Huawei launches Privacy Protection Transparency Center
ICT Industry

Huawei launches Privacy Protection Transparency Center

Johannesburg, 09 June 2021: Huawei today opened its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China. It used the event, which included representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia to call for a unified approach to cybersecurity based on facts and verification, rather […]

The Return of the Finance Threat?
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The Return of the Finance Threat?

Mohamed A. El-Erian, CAMBRIDGE – After the 2008 global financial crisis, governments and central banks in advanced economies vowed that they would never again let the banking system hold policy hostage, let alone threaten economic and social well-being. Thirteen years later, they have only partly fulfilled this pledge. Another part of finance now risks spoiling […]

Africa’s “Model T” Business Model
Africa Opinions

Africa’s “Model T” Business Model

Efosa Ojomo and Lincoln Wilcox, BOSTON – Africa is often regarded as a risky place to do business. There are success stories, like Safaricom, Flutterwave, and Kobo360. But investors tend to view them as anomalies: the fact that they are thriving, despite pervasive poverty, political instability, and widespread corruption, is a matter of luck, not proof that […]

Small-scale Farmers Launch Warehouse-Uganda
Africa Agribusiness Opportunities

Small-scale Farmers Launch Warehouse-Uganda

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO, Access to markets is still a challenge for most small-scale farmers in Uganda, especially women in rural areas. This exposes them to exploitation, hence little earnings, which keep most small-scale farmers in poverty. To address this challenge, small-scale farmers have explored the possibility of using online technology to accessing markets and information, […]

Recognise Somaliland's democracy-Obervers
Africa Social

Recognise Somaliland’s democracy-Obervers

International observers of the local and parliament elections in Somaliland say the World should recognize the democratic ideals of the country after holding free, fair, and credible parliamentary and municipality elections last week. The observers under the Brenthurst Foundation based in South Africa further said Africa should support Somaliland after the exercise. Dr. Greg Mills, […]