• Crackdown on Betting Firms in Kenya, Hurting Sports and Economy

    Crackdown on Betting Firms in Kenya, Hurting Sports and Economy0

    Kenya’s biggest sports betting firm, SportPesa on Wednesday fired all of its 400  employees. This came after the government failed to renew the firm’s license in July, on tax evasion allegations. The money in question involves tax withheld from winners following the introduction of a new law that requires betting firms to withhold 20 percent of

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  • Show Us the Money: The Changing Meaning of Cash in Zim

    Show Us the Money: The Changing Meaning of Cash in Zim0

    The minister of finance and economic development in Zimbabwe, Mthuli Ncube, as reported in the mainstream media, recently  confirmed that government will soon introduce an actual currency.  This will be done in order  to augment what is referred to as the bond note and the ZWL or electronic  RTGS money that is currently being used.

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  • Electricity Cuts, Lifestyles and Modified Behaviour in Zimbabwe

    Electricity Cuts, Lifestyles and Modified Behaviour in Zimbabwe0

    Electricity and access to it is a big issue in Zimbabwe at the moment.  Not least by admission of our own government but more importantly by the lived realities of many urban based Zimbabweans, civil service workers, social service providers, informal traders and formal or informal private business owners. I have mentioned ‘urban’ Zimbabweans because

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  • The United States Dollar as a Deity in Zimbabwe

    The United States Dollar as a Deity in Zimbabwe0

    The Zimbabwean government recently did the unfathomable, at least according to social media pundits, some civil society organisations, unions and influential urbanites.  It arbitrarily and abruptly re-introduced a local currency for all domestic financial transactions.  At least at law. As expected there was an immediate outburst of anger on social media, in press conferences, statements

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  • Resolving the Cyclic Cashew Crisis in Tanzania

    Resolving the Cyclic Cashew Crisis in Tanzania0

    Tanzania has just witnessed a tale of the sacking of two Charles’. One, the Minister who was responsible for agriculture and, another, for industries. What has been dubbed ‘koroshow’ is behind this, not least because the cashew board has also been dissolved alongside other related reshuffles. Korosho is a Swahili word for cashew. For politicians from the opposition camp,

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Githu Muigai should really have been asked whether he has any regrets over the advice he gave to GoK during and after the annulled August 2017 elections when police killed dozens of Kenyans. How about his declarations about @RailaOdinga and treason? businessdailyafrica.…