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How To Negotiate Infrastructure Deals With China: Four Things African Governments Need To Get Right

“You don’t negotiate with China !” I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing. There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever terms are offered, for fear that the money might go somewhere else instead. China is the leading infrastructure finance provider on …

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Zimbabwe Minus Mugabe: Two Books On His Fall And Mnangagwa’s Rise

Penguin Books has released two books by Zimbabwean journalists in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the coup that finally put Robert Mugabe’s ruinous reign to an end. These are Ray Ndlovu’s In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Rise to Power in Zimbabwe and The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe: The End …

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Jay-Z’s $200-Million Clothing Battle Could Be Game Changer For Black Lawyers The World Over

Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent Millionaire rapper Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, has proved yet again why he is larger than life. He is embroiled in a contractual dispute over the US$204m (£159m) sale of his clothing brand to Iconix Brand Group a decade ago. In a twist that has now thrown the world of arbitration …

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Why Every Company Should Offer Digital Skills Training

By Dr. Roti Balogun Global Head, Organization & Talent Development GE Power Headquarters Digital disruption is challenging the way we live, the way we work, the way we learn, all over the world and particularly in Africa. By 2050 the world top countries with the youngest working population will be on the continent. Rethinking education …

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