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How will Africa Finance its Post-COVID Recovery?

Developing market economies face a financing dilemma; COVID-19 has placed a grave strain on countries’ health care and economic systems, increasing the need for...

Chinese Influx in Cameroon’s Informal Sector

In all Sub-Saharan African countries, the informal sector plays an important role. Indeed, the informal economy weighs the most with an average of about...

Here’s why we Should Care About What Happens to the Euro

The Euro ranks second in the share of world GDP after the U.S., even as China is projected to overtake the Euro by 2023. At first glance, this might seem trivial as over 65% of global trade is invoiced in dollars.

The Huawei Fuss and Implications for Africa’s Cyber Security

Given several companies are stepping up their 5G capabilities, it might be time to design some best standards that do not allow backdoors across networks, whilst ensuring that Huawei can operate across Africa.

Oil Prices Bearing the Brunt of the Corona virus

The implications of the Corona virus (COVID-19) will be heterogeneous, but oil prices will likely be lower in the medium-term Oil prices have plummeted as...

Economic Freedom is Critical to Reducing Unemployment in Cameroon

The economic evolution of the nation Cameroon, which resulted from the merging between the formal British and French colonies since 1960 have been non-linear....

The Populists are Right – How the Franc CFA Impoverishes Africa

In the fall of 2011, and in the wake of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, panic soared in Franc-Afrique currency markets as widespread rumors of a possible...

Its Time to Rebase Cameroon’s GDP

By Lontum Edwin Nchadze  Initiated by Ghana in 2011, large-scale upward revisions of GDP estimates have been announced by several African countries in recent years. These...
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Decentralisation in Cameroon

Critical Reflection on the Principle of Financial Compensation for the Transfer of Competences in...

The transfer of competences is the soul of territorial decentralisation. In fact, it consists of the State giving the Decentralized Territorial Communities (hereinafter referred...

Toward a Succession of Power from “Father to Son” in Central Africa?

The democratic principle of the devolution of power has a very particular destiny in Central Africa and specifically in the CEMAC zone. Indeed, this...
Electoral Democracy in Capo Verde

Electoral Democracy in Africa: lessons from Malawi and Cabo Verde

As a result of Malawi's presidential election of June 23, 2020, opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was declared the winner over incumbent President Peter Mutharika....
Migration Policy

Covid-19 and Franco-African Migration Policy

Sixty years after decolonization, France remains influential in its relations with Africa. Indeed, it has been able to maintain cooperation in French-speaking Africa and...
Military Coup in Burkina Faso

Understanding the Military Coup in Burkina Faso

After Chad, Mali and Guinea, Burkina Faso has now joined the list of countries hit by a military coup in the last two years...
French Foreign Policy in Africa

France-Africa: When the “National Interest” reinvents French Foreign Policy in Africa

Introduction  From the official refusal to approve the coup d'état in Mali by suspending its joint military operations with Bamako on June 3, 2021, to...