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Creating Wakanda: youth, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa

Report by J Boima Rogers – June 2018 This report on an event which was co-hosted by the Blavatnik School and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission evoked the recent Black Panther movie which is inspiring a generation of Africans to see … Continue reading

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Britain at Sea – Brexit

  Presentation by Lord Malloch-Brown at Blavatnik, University of Oxford J Boima Rogers – June 2018 In a presentation by Lord Malloch-Brown last week in which he outlined how the UK can salvage its foreign policy, he expressed anger at … Continue reading

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Trump’s Perverse America

  December 2017 – J Boima Rogers The election of Trump as president demonstrates the perverse attitude of a significant segment of the American electorate and his policies have validated this point.  The definition of perverse is irrational, illogical, contradictory … Continue reading

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Was Brexit Inevitable?

  November 2017 – J Boima Rogers The Brexit vote was a shock but in many ways it was inevitable.  At the end of the Second World War when European leaders decided to form a union to bind the continent … Continue reading

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Compact with Africa – a game changer or another white elephant?

    October 2017 – J Boima Rogers At the G20 meeting in June this initiative was launched.  Is it a game changer or one more grandiose proclamation that will not go anywhere? The initiative, Germany’s support and recent developments … Continue reading

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Has Trump Lost the Plot?

August 2017 – J Boima Rogers President Trump appears to have lost the plot after less than a year into the job which Obama and many observers, including members in his own party had predicted.  This was clearly evident on … Continue reading

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Should Rwanda be the template for project Africa?

J Boima Rogers – July 2017 The rise of Rwanda from its nadir in 1994 when 800,000 people were killed in genocide against the minority Tutsi has been phenomenal.  Economic and social indicators have out-performed other countries in Africa and … Continue reading

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