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Questions about Kenya’s economy

This article first appeared in my weekly column with the Business Daily on April 24, 2016

I was recently asked two questions about Kenya’s economy by a leading economic think tank active in Africa. 637 more words


04.18.16: The Old Guard

Figures released by the Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE) reveal that in December 2015, there were a total of 13,166,601 employed Venezuelans, down 440,456 from the year before… 808 more words

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The informal as the "city" in urban Africa: Experiences from Kampala

Shuaib Lwasa
Makerere University, Uganda

Cities in developing countries have grappled with spatial planning, infrastructure, housing and, more recently, fragmented and “runaway” development. Spatial plans largely remain at a strategic level and less at the neighborhood scale, where there is a disjuncture between the envisioned urban layout and the actual development ( 1,755 more words


Informal Economy - imbricated practices and state distrust

This post is made up of some of the text I used in a talk at King’s College this week. The title is rather tentative – the state element is dealt with more in the long version. 1,520 more words

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The Bridge People

The old folk talk about how easy it used to be to move between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso. As long as you had a border pass or an American passport, you could walk or drive over any one of the… 1,040 more words

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Another Nairobi tenement building collapses

Four-storey building collapses in Zimmerman Estate

Reported by the Star Newspaper

“However no casualties were immediately reported as tenants had vacated after it was declared unfit for habitation and marked for demolition by the National Construction Authority and the Nairobi County officials.” 60 more words

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