Monthly Archives: July 2011

When is a super-tax not a super-tax?

When is a ‘proposal’ an actual policy? In early June one possible answer to that question led to a record fall in the share price of African Barrick Gold, making this more than an abstract and obscure point. The story … Continue reading

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Lots of heat, but still no electricity: political and energy crises in Tanzania

Harold Wilson’s remark that a week is a long time in politics may have become a standard cliché trotted out in times of political crisis, but for Permanent Secretary to the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, David Jairo, it … Continue reading

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