The use of motorcycles for commercial transport has grown very rapidly in recent years, for several economic reasons that have been well articulated. But its social and political impact is a bigger, more layered story.
Streamlining logistics and clearance is an existential issue for landlocked countries, but the coastal countries have the “luxury” of dysfunction.
Since the prize was launched, there have been more years when it has not been awarded, than when it has
Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market
Some of the ‘happiest’ countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?
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