Mukhisa Kituyi

The digital divide is impeding development

GENEVA – It is easy to assume that access to the digital economy is ubiquitous, and that online shopping is the natural evolution of commerce. For example, in July, Amazon sold more than 100 million products to consumers worldwide during its annual Prime Day event, a $4.2 billion bonanza that...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:46 PM

Redefining African migration

GENEVA – Few issues are as emotional as human migration. Images of desperate people on the move – whether trying to cross the US-Mexico border or packed onto rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea – have heightened tensions and forged a narrative that migration has no upside...

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:59 PM

The costs of trade war

GENEVA – According to an old African proverb, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same is true for full-blown trade wars: when major economies clash, developing countries will be among the hardest hit. On June 1, the US administration imposed import tariffs...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:21 PM

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