Why are some countries successful while others aren’t? Is it down to natural resources, colonialism, or can it be better explained by something else?
The provisions in the Misuse of Social Media Act passed by Uganda’s Parliament are highly restrictive and pose a direct threat to digital freedom. Here’s a quick breakdown of how and why…
Sadly, the one-horned rhinoceros is under threat from poaching and is classified as a vulnerable species. While the medical use of rhino horn has been illegal since 1993, poaching rhinos for their horns is still an ongoing problem. Solutions are urgently needed to save Assam’s rhinos. Here is how free markets can help…
The pursuit of profit in the free market is often cited as the main cause of environmental disasters and poor environmental quality, leading to a lot of blame placed on entrepreneurs. However, this is certainly not set in stone. Indeed, the pursuit of profit can actually protect the environment, rather than devastate it.
By embracing capitalism, Botswana went from one of the poorest nations in the world to one of the fastest growing economies.
Given that Africa has the world’s youngest population, the lack of steady, formal-sector jobs is an enormous political and economic risk factor. Unemployed youth are more likely to be criminals, may be lured into militant groups, and contribute to political unrest.
A for-profit company is helping rural Africans earn money from their land by securing their property rights.