April 1, 2016
Fixing Nigeria’s Broken Economy
“Only God can fix Nigeria.” – proverb Chairing a debate organised in collaboration with the Royal African Society, broadcaster Funmi Iyanda began by asking what could be done to combat the perfect storm of plummeting oil prices, a widening budget deficit, plunging growth rate, and dwindling foreign currency reserves currently threatening Nigeria.
September 27, 2011
Euro crisis and Africa
I’ve just had a fascinating discussion with the chief economist of the African Development Bank about the impact the eurozone crisis may have on Africa. It’s a very popular question right now, and Mthuli Ncube is hoping that his optimism is well-placed. In brief, according to Ncube, Africa should be ok as long as economic […]