Economy / Public Policy

French ideals real? Or is it exploitation of Africa?

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References Spagnol, (2019, February 10) Is France Still Exploiting Africa? Accessed:http://www.ieri.be/en/publications/wp/2019/f-vrier/france-still-exploiting-africa Bureau des éditions, (Octobre, 2017) Accessed:https://www.gouvernement.fr/sites/default/files/locale/piece-jointe/2017/10/2017-rs-pointsclesen.pdf John C. K. Daly, Counterterrorism or Neo-Colonialism? The French Army in Africa Terrorism Monitor Volume: […]

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Ethiopia rising

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A South African laments on Twitter on how his country’s economic growth at 0.2 percent is so low compared to that of Ethiopia and Senegal.  https://twitter.com/BlessingsRamoba/status/1234916226549403648 Sharing is Caring:

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Paul Volker the man who ended the gold standard and tamed inflation

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Paul Volker was an economist who lived from 1927 to 2019. He made a lot of achievements during his lifetime. He is most remembered for his work as Fed chair between 1979 […]

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Inflation in Ethiopia was 17.9% in August 2019

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It is true that Ksh. 1,000 note was more valuable in 2004 that it is now in 2019. This is all because of inflation.   Ethiopia had an inflation of 17.9% in August […]

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Youth unemployment in Kenya must be handled with care

According to Robert Shaw, a public policy and economic analyst, youth are always at the forefront in demonstrations, streets protests and other violent confrontations.  This has been the case in Hong Kong, […]

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Catholic church takes drastic steps against corruption

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The Catholic church has taken drastic action towards combating corruption. This was in response to a request by President Uhuru Kenyatta who called upon the church and the private sector to help […]

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3 billionaires discuss the future of Africa

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Three billionaires discuss how Family Planning will play a role in Africa’s future. Bill Gates meet with two of Africa’s richest men, Aliko Dangote and Mo Ibrahim. On the agenda was the […]

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Kenyan advertises on local daily in search for employment

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Kenyans are innovative in ways of searching for employment. One Kenyan has gone a notch higher by advertising his/her skills on one of the local daily newspapers.  This is a sign that […]

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What is The Paris Club?

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What is The Paris Club? The Paris Club is a group of people (read officials) representing a number of countries which give out loans. Their mandate is to formulate sustainable solutions to […]

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5 ways to finance public budget deficit 

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Budget deficit is when a government is spending more that it can raise in revenues over a specific period of time.  There are various strategies of financing government deficits:  a) Borrowing from […]

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Judy Shelton

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Judy Shelton Judy Shelton is President Donald Trump’s economic advisor. However, she is a black sheep in the economics field considering that she advocates for the re-adoption of the gold standard. This […]

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Members of Kenya Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

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Members of Kenya Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) According to the Central Bank of Kenya Act, “there shall be a committee of the bank to be known as the Monetary Policy Committee of […]

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Leissez-faire philosophy of public finance

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Leissez-faire philosophy of public finance According to Merriam Webster dictionary, Leissez-faire is a “doctrine which opposes government interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property […]

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Economic growth vs economic development

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Economic growth vs economic development #PublicPolicySeries  Many people use interchangeably the terms economic growth and economic development. These are not synonyms and as a result, let me attempt to differentiate between the […]

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Retired but not tired matatus

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Have you ever wondered where matatus go once they are retired from long distance routes?  You see matatus are like human beings after seeing better days, they become diabetic, asmatic and faint […]

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5 steps we can take for a better Kenya

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At the moment, Kenya is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and all that we demand is for a better Kenya. There is a cocktail of diseases ailing our motherland. Chief among them […]

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Building the nation

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Building the nation  I have to categorically state that this was my favorite poem while I was in high school. It still is.  Poem by: Henry Barlow  “Today I did my share […]

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Green Economy Strategy

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Green Economy Strategy Green Economy strategy by the government aims at conserving the environment. The national government has ban on single use plastics in all protected areas such as beaches, National Parks, […]

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How much is your county contributing towards national GDP?

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How much is your county contributing towards national GDP? Read More: Mombasa County financial performance during first quarter FY 2018/2019   Sharing is Caring:

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Blue economy in Kenya

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Blue economy in Kenya This is a new concept in Kenya, but it seems the national government is committed to advancing it to higher levels. Here is what the state has said […]

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2020 New York Marathon postponed due to Covid-19

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The New York Marathon was scheduled to take place on 1 November, 2020 and now has been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. This is the largest marathon in the world and […]

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