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The Impact of the National Minimum Wage in South Africa: Early Quantitative Evidence

This report provides a basic quantitative assessment of the recent introduction of a National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa, with a specific focus on the short-term labour market impacts. We use labour force survey data to examine and measure t…

The City Surveillance State: Inside Johannesburg's Safe City Initiative

South African cities are increasingly turning to technology-aided surveillance to police public spaces. Conceived of as ‘safe city’ projects, they are linking cameras to form wide area networks that increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) to i…

Effects of Maternal Immunization on Birth Weight in Rural Cameroon

This study investigated the effects of tetanus immunization on birth weight in rural Cameroon. Specifically, the study sought to: examine the determinants of mother’s immunization in Cameroon; assess the impact of mother tetanus immunization on chil…

Empirical Performances of Divisia versus Traditional Monetary Aggregates in BEAC and BCEAO

The purpose of the paper is to evaluate empirical performances of Divisia relative to traditional monetary aggregates in terms of growth and inflation within the period 1992.1- 2009. in BEAC and BCEAO . The methodology of the paper is focused on var…

Land Inequality, Gender Land Disparity and Poverty in Rural Zimbabwe

Access to arable land is a crucial avenue for reducing poverty and hunger in poor countries. Over the past four decades, Zimbabwe redistributed vast quantities of arable land to the landless, women and poor communal farmers to reduce inequality. For…

Les Sénégalais Approuvent la Réponse Gouvernementale à la Pandémie de COVID-19 mais Restent Sceptiques vis-à-vis des Vaccins / Senegalese Approve of Government Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic but Remain Sceptical of Vaccines

The outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019 has had significant health and socio-economic consequences in Senegal and around the world. To contain the shock of the health crisis, the State of Senegal has adopted a resilience plan. This plan inclu…

La COVID-19 au Togo: Les Citoyens sont Satisfaits de la Réponse du Gouvernement mais Sceptiques quant aux Vaccins / The COVID-19 in Togo: Citizens are Satisfied with the Government's Response but Sceptical about Vaccines

Togo confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 6, 2020 and has since recorded 6,933 cases with 85 deaths. To control the spread of the coronavirus on its soil, the Togolese government has taken a battery of security, health, social and economic …

Mauritians Praise Government's COVID-19 Response but Suspect Corruption, Distrust Politicians

The day after Mauritius recorded its first three cases of coronavirus in March 2020, the government closed the country’s borders and announced a nationwide lockdown. Schools were closed, public transport services were limited, private vehicles were …

COVID-19 Exposes the Contradictions of Social Media Taxes in Africa

The effectiveness of social media to reach a wide audience has made it a critical medium for many governments across Africa and beyond to provide reliable COVID-19 pandemic mitigation information to millions of people. In some African countries, th…

Implication of COVID-19 for Peace and Security in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The Lake Chad Basin Region (LCBR), which basically consists of fringe territories in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is notoriously fragile and highly unstable. The region is largely characterised by violent extremism and cross-border crimes. Wit…

Food Insecurity in the Horn of Africa and its Impact on Peace in the Region

The link between food insecurity and peace and security has become one of the centres of academic policy and political discourses. Particularly, in the Horn of Africa, there is a close link between exposure of countries to external or internal confl…

Intelligence Économique et Cyber Criminalité. Impact Sur L’activité Économique en Afrique Central / Economic Intelligence and Cyber Crime. Impact on Economic Activity in Central Africa

Experts are increasingly unanimous in affirming that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming increasingly important in the societies of the 21st century. The digital transformation induced by ICT has thus contributed to econ…

Les Relations Turco-Africaines: Quel Bilan en 2020? / Turkish-African Relations: What will it be Like in 2020?

Within the framework of Turkey's policy of opening up to Africa, which began in 1998, Turkey is determined to increase and develop its political, economic, commercial and cultural relations with African countries. In this context, a strategy for the…

Le Cameroun Face à la Menace COVID-19: Point de Situation / Cameroon and the COVID-19 Threat: Status Update

At a time when the world is experiencing a large-scale health crisis, psychosis is spreading through an increasingly worried population. The virus that caused the COVID-19 disease, appeared in China in November 2019, in the city of Wuhan. It now aff…

Electoral Corruption in Nigeria: A Study of the 2019 General Elections

This Report is the outcome of research undertaken to understand the drivers and the implications of two forms of electoral corruption, vote-buying and the abuse of the power of incumbency, in Nigeria, and to offer recommendations to diminish their s…

Post Election Analysis: 2020 Ondo State Off-Cycle Governorship Election

On 10 October 2020 voters in Ondo State went to the polls to elect a governor in its off-cycle governorship election. Like the off-cycle governorship election in Edo State on 19 September, the Ondo State election was remarkable for (a) its widely-ac…

Les Béninois Approuvent la Réponse Gouvernementale à la Pandémie de COVID-19 Mais Souhaitent une Assistance Plutôt Équitable / Beninese approve of Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic but want more Equitable Assistance.

Since March 2020, the Beninese government has taken measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus. These measures, which are preventive in nature, consist of quarantining travelers or people who have been exposed to the risk of contamination, a…

Kenyans Grow more Discontent with Country's Economic Performance

Kenya’s economy has been one of the fastest-growing in Africa. Economic growth averaged 5.7% in 2019, third-highest in sub-Saharan Africa, boosted by a stable macroeconomic environment, positive investor confidence, and a resilient services sector. …

Africans see Growing Corruption, Poor Government Response, but Fear Retaliation if they Speak Out

Developing countries lose $1.26 trillion a year to corruption, theft, and tax evasion, according to analysts’ estimates – a sum large enough to lift 1.4 billion people above the poverty line for six years. Unless we control corruption, development …

Commodities Price Cycles and their Interdependence with Equity Markets in Africa

This study examined time-scale connectedness between returns on African stock markets and commodities across the energy, agriculture, metals, and beverage markets with wavelet-based coherency, wavelet multiple cross-correlation analysis, and wavelet…

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