Ethiopia’s Telecoms – Competition Is The Value Creator, Not Privatisation

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Ethiopia is in the process of privatising the telecoms monopoly, Ethio Telecom. There's a certain amount of licking of lips at the money that...

The MMT Question – So, What Tax Rate Would Solve Zimbabwe’s 500% Inflation Rate?

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As we all know modern monetary theory gives us the out against austerity. No government needs to be constrained on what it spends because...

Real Poverty – Cholera Kills More In Ethiopia Than Coronavirus

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We in the rich nations have shut down the economy in order to avoid the deaths stemming from the coronavirus. This may or may...

Ghana’s Coronavirus Infections As A Proxy For All Of Africa

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We do know that the coronavirus - or CORVID-19 - is going to spread in Africa. But we have a certain problem with knowing...

Afua Hirsch Could Usefully Us An Education On Slavery, Really, She Could

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Afua Hirsch is continuing with that idea that it's the Northern Europeans who did all the slavery business. It was something imposed upon Africa...

The Merits Of A State Run Electricity Grid

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As we all know having he government run the monopoly electricity grid is a no brainer. Why should private capitalists be able to make...

The Case For ISDS And Screwing Over Governments In Private, Secret, Courts

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We have an international legal system which allows companies to take governments off to private and secret courts. To over-ride, using the mere fatuity...

Ghana’s Tax Mistake – Less On Cars, More On Telecoms

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Ghana has just made a mistake with their taxation system. They've decided to abolish the supplementary tax on luxury cars while increasing the tax...

More Trees Is Good – But Is Ethiopia’s Target For 4 Billion Planted This...

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That many countries have lost their forest cover as they developed is entirely true. That those which have developed have regained it is also...

Why Does The Observer Think Taxpayers Should Build Fibreoptic?

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That government has a hand in making sure that infrastructure is built seems sensible enough. They are, after all, the people who control the...