My published articles have appeared in The Economist, African Arguments, Thomson Reuters and Next City. Links to published pieces are below.
Please note that these stories get edited. In most cases, that makes them better. But it also means that I don’t always agree with every word that gets written in them.
In African Arguments:
Ugandan oil will not transform the country (with Michael O’Hagan).
How Uganda’s opposition may respond to defeat in disputed elections.
In The Christian Science Monitor:
Uganda tries to close Bridge International Academies, a chain of for-profit schools.
In Next City:
The city of Kampala has boosted revenue collection, but who pays?
For the Thomson Reuters Foundation:
Land tensions are stirring conflict in the Buganda kingdom.
In The Economist:
Politics ensnares the Public Investment Corporation, Africa’s biggest asset manager.
Ugandan MPs are brawling in parliament. Why?
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni tries to extend his rule.
Naspers, Africa’s biggest company, is only profitable because of its stake in Tencent.
The failure of structural transformation in Africa (I don’t agree with every sentence in the final article).
African credit unions need regulation, not handouts.
Fertiliser subsidies in Africa do not always work as intended.
Kenya launches the world’s first mobile-only government bond.
A Zambian opposition leader is charged with treason.
The IMF is back in Africa. Has it changed?
A proposed trade deal between the EU and east Africa runs into trouble.
Chiefs of the Herero and Nama peoples want reparations for genocide.
The success of a money-transfer company in Zambia.
Africa’s sovereign wealth funds need to decide what they’re for.
The Rwandan Patriotic Front has a formidable business empire.
Cities across Africa are cracking down on street vendors.
Mozambique defaults on its debt.
Many of Africa’s stock exchanges are too small to prosper.
Africa is fixing its frontiers. (Not my choice of headline).
Commodity exporters are the worst hit by Africa’s downturn, says the IMF.
Paralegals and access to justice in Africa.
The UN’s flagship climate fund is still working out what it’s for.
How personality testing can help financial inclusion.
A drought insurance scheme fails to pay out in Malawi.
The East African Community has boosted trade in the region.
Small businesses struggle to access credit in developing countries.
The main opposition leader in Uganda is charged with treason.
Chinese loans to Africa are less than is commonly reported.
Tough times in African bond markets.
Plunging remittances in central Asia.
Banking for immigrants in Europe and the US (with help from a colleague in New York).
Unusual weather at Christmastime.
Rwanda has made big strides according to the UN’s Human Development Index.
Ecological economics in four paragraphs.
Credit unions are growing in popularity.
Pre-paid card customers can’t access cash due to a technical error.
A US housing boom has reduced college enrollment.