Covid-19

Africa’s Digital Sovereignty: Elusive or a Stark Possibility through the AfCFTA?

In this essay I reflect on the question: What do we make of Africa’s States’ sovereignty whose economies have been reordered/structured around imperial relations of domination, whose larger reigns of social coexistence reeks of neoliberalism and whose citizens are always served the short end of the stick in the access or provision of social welfare services? Not to belabour the point, our increasingly datafied lives promising ‘enormous’ economic value require renewed governance, effort and thinking most pertinently from African States lest what we have as statehood is annihilated on the altar of technological imperialism.

Call for Papers: African Economic Conference 2021 themed "Financing Africa's Post Covid-19 Development"

June 7, 2021

Call for Papers: 2021 African Economic Conference

About 2021 AEC

The 2021 edition of the African Economic Conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The theme of this year's conference is "Financing Africa's Post COVID-19 Development"

The Central Bank’s Financial Stability Mandate: Sizing up Twin Peaks in South Africa

It is proposed that South Africa as a developing country needs to have a central bank that has the semblance of a developmental central bank, and that takes care of consumers, different than the orthodox, neoliberal central bank that focuses on price stability and lowering of inflation and expect market forces to protect consumers. The Twin Peaks model of financial regulation where the central bank is explicitly appointed as the guardian of financial stability, could be a small step on the way of the SARB becoming such semblance of a developmental central bank.

Eighteenth Sovereign Debt News Update: African Internal and External Sovereign Debt Policies

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network brings to you an update of African sovereign debt news and updates on events and happenings on and about Africa that reveal how sovereign debt issues are engaged by the various stakeholders.

The Bare Bones of the Bank of Namibia Act of 2020

This opinion piece aims to ascertain the extent to which the new Bank of Namibia Act 1 of 2020 (the Act) imports the neoliberal rules of central banking and it also assesses the level of departure, if any, from the conventional central bank mandates couched in law. The piece further highlights the domestication of the rules of the Central Bank Model Law adopted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

ASIL- Africa Interest Group Africa Day Event: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development: Intensifying the Fight Against the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2021

American Society of International Law - Africa Interest Group Africa Day Event

Description:

Featuring a special conversation with Funke Adekoya, Partner and Head of Disputes Resolution Practice Group AELEX, the Africa Interest Group presents a conversation on creating conducive conditions for Africa's development and intensifying the fights against Covid-19 pandemic.

Mozambique and the Islamic Finance, the Alternative in the Post-Covid 19 Situation.

With the looming post-Covid 19 crisis and the potential loss of liquidity in the banking market, the Islamic financial system (internationally known as "Islamic Finance") may provide an alternative to the African banking model for customers and could provide additional ways for domestic banks to finance themselves.