Independence buys freedom

US ‘change guru’ implore entrepreneurs to innovate, embrace AI

Joel Konopo

Botswana has a potential to harness solar energy and become food self-sufficient if it develops a “crazy” mindset to disrupt and innovate, a top US change guru said.

Pharmaceutical industry: A dose of reality

Khadija Sharife*

FOR years, African countries have paid exorbitant amounts for pharmaceuticals developed in the US, including drugs such as AZT, which is used to treat Aids. The reasoning was always that it cost pharmaceutical companies upwards of US$1bn to create these drugs — and these costs must be recouped.But a new investigation of the murky tax breaks used by the industry tell another story entirely.