Archive for November, 2012

The State of East Africa 2012. Deepening Integration, Intensifying Challenges.


The world’s largest platinum miner,Anglo American Platinum, agreed to hand over a 51% share of its mine in Zimbabwe under a new law requiring foreign owned firms to surrender majority stakes to black Zimbabweans.President Mugabe’s government say this  policy will help redress inequalities  caused by the country’s colonial past.Is this the right way to redress historical inequalities?Via BBC Africa.

46% of Kenyans still live below the poverty line.(less than a dollar a day). How do you think countries should redistribute wealth?Should Kenya adopt a similar policy?