Uber China Courtesy: Review Journal, Xinhua
30 April 2015

Can Uber in China counter local e-taxis?

Although Uber has a $41billion global valuation, over 99% of the taxi app market in China is controlled by local competitors offering personalised services, informal networks, and a familiarity with regulations that Uber cannot match. In such a scenario, can Uber live up to its valuation? And will local entities eventually also have an advantage in the crowd-sourced trucking and waterways sectors?

Time to overhaul African healthcare Courtesy: World Economic Forum/Flickr
5 September 2012

Time to overhaul African healthcare

The propensity of Africa’s leaders to seek medical treatment abroad illustrates the little faith they have in their own healthcare systems. Given how countless Africans don’t have the resources to follow their leaders’ steps, there should be increased political will to make affordable healthcare available at home.

Notes from Kenya, Day 2: Meeting the Maasai Courtesy:
12 November 2011

Notes from Kenya, Day 2: Meeting the Maasai

Magadi, a company town, is the second largest source of soda in the world – Kenya’s prime natural resource. Mark Hannant, a communications consultant, writes to us from Kenya, interviews executives from the Magadi Soda Company and also people from the local Maasai communities.

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9 November 2011

Notes from Kenya, Day 1: Lake Magadi

Magadi, a company town, is the second largest source of soda in the world – Kenya’s prime natural resource. Mark Hannant, a communications consultant, writes to us from Kenya, interviews executives from the Magadi Soda Company and also people from the local Maasai communities.

Indian communities in Africa Courtesy: J.P.Lon/WikimediaCommons
1 July 2010

Indian communities in Africa

The trade winds that first brought Indian traders to the East African coast centuries ago, continue to be harnessed in a metaphoric sense with Indian industrial conglomerates and the government sector investments in petroleum, telecommunication, infrastructure and agriculture sectors, across the continent.