Book Reviews, Dambisa Moyo

Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

I am a big fan of global economist Dambisa Moyo. Something about her cool, calm yet determined demeanour appeals to me. More than that, she has something to say, and she's not afraid to say it. Her book Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa was published… Continue reading Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

Book Reviews, Mills, Herbst, Obasanjo & Davis

Making Africa Work: A Handbook

Marking Africa Work: A Handbook is written by four authors: Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dickie Davis. Each author brings unique experience and insight, not least Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, who lends the book particular gravitas. In light of the impending population boom in Africa, the authors' mission is to… Continue reading Making Africa Work: A Handbook

South Africa, Travel Advice

Dreaming of Continents and Other Thoughts on Travelling

Some travellers want the whole world. Some people want a tiny corner of it. I would put myself in the former camp, though I’ve noticed over the years that my travel obsessions seem to be categorised in continents, or groups of countries. I’ve also noticed how these shift over time, and have been thinking about… Continue reading Dreaming of Continents and Other Thoughts on Travelling