Enterprise in Ghana is not encouraged by the government. Why? Because institutional aid is very profitable for select political individuals. They enjoy large kickbacks from ensuring the aid keeps flowing into my country.
From Aid to Enterprise – An African Businessman in London
There’s quite a bit being written at the moment about Chinese investment in Africa. We tend to think this is big projects like bridges and stadiums. But, this IPS article brings out the human cost of this ‘investment’.
WEST AFRICA: Building resilience in the Sahel
Sahelians have always had their ways of coping with bad years. Not so long ago the cycle could be tracked by the size of women’s gold earrings.