Category: Economic Research

PESA Editorial - Kenya - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Kenya-Sino Relations

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kenya and China in 1963, the relationship between the two countries have grown impressively. The relationship strengthened starting from 2003 after National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) government led by former President Mwai Kibaki came to power.

PESA Editorial - Ghana - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Ghana-Sino Relations

For centuries trade has been the driver in the discovery of new worlds across the globe. Many European countries ventured into dangerous expeditions in search of wealth and raw materials to support the development of their own countries.

PESA Editorial - Zimbabwe - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Zimbabwe-Sino Relations

Zimbabwe and China share a mutually beneficial relationship based on diplomacy and bilateral trade. This is derived from China’s willingness in Sino-African relations to develop cooperation and ensure both China and African people benefit.

PESA Editorial - Zambia - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Zambia-Sino Relations

Zambia’s relation with China can be traced back to 1949, before Zambia’s independence in 1964. Zambia was one of the African countries supporting the participation of China in the United Nations.

PESA Editorial - South Africa - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of South Africa-Sino Relations

China has rapidly become an important trade partner and investor in the South African economy. Post-1994. The South African government sought to re-establish its presence in the international community through fostering bi-lateral relationships.

PESA Editorial - Lesotho - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Lesotho-Sino Relations

The Kingdom of Lesotho enjoys cordial bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of China (China) dating back to 1983 following the former Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan’s diplomatic visit to China. This was the first significant diplomatic exchange between the two nations.

PESA Editorial - Botswana - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Botswana-Sino Relations

Despite the abundance of natural resources, numerous African countries found development difficult to attain following their independence due to low levels of external investment, governance challenges and aid. The decolonisation period coincided with China’s ascent as a global political and economic power.

PESA Editorial - Angola - 2Q2018/19

Developmental Impact of Angola-Sino Relations

Angola-Sino relations have expanded from the 1960’s and 1970’s not just for Angola but for the entire African continent. Stronger relations began after the end of the civil war in 2002.

PESA Regional Integration Monitor, Sep 2018

Evaluating the Developmental Impact of Africa-Sino Relations

The September 2018 issue focuses on evaluating Africa-Sino relations and its impact on African development – What is the relationship between SADC countries and China? what is China’s foreign policy towards SADC countries? how do SADC countries benefit from their relationship with China? what is different in China’s relations with SADC countries compared to the rest of Africa? The PESA Regional Integration Monitor, Sep 2018 examines some of these questions.

Nigeria Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Nigeria Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

When the North of Nigeria was colonized by the British government, it passed the Proclamation of 1900 and annexed all the land in the region. The colonial government North of Nigeria subsequently set up Northern Nigeria Lands Committee of 1908.

Kenya Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Kenya Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

The process of land reform has become highly politicised to the extent that it is threatening to derail the country’s economic development. In Kenya, land translates to power, especially in higher levels of government where officials use their positions in the state to access land.

Ghana Land Reform and Rural Tranformation Overview

Ghana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Ghana has tried to fuse the western style of democratic governance with African traditional administration to create a unique political regime based on democratic rule and application of traditional laws. The Ghanaians are at liberty to either apply the traditional land system or to apply the enacted laws and policies.