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Why do we need more female leaders in Africa? by James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

There has been much talk of female leadership in politics recently with Hilary Clinton narrowly missing out on becoming the first female President of the USA, whilst Theresa May recently became the UK’s second female Prime Minister following the dramatic Brexit vote. Whilst female candidates are gaining more prominence in politics there is much continued […]

Is Democracy the best model for African countries? By James Stevenson, Managing Consultant

There are many imperfections of what we call democracy. Mark Twain once said of democracy ‘’only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for a democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth’’. All across the globe there are many countries that […]

What I learnt about business in Africa from rowing across an ocean, by James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

In April 2011 I set off from Geraldton, Western Australia, with my Kenyan friend, Ben Stenning, and rowed the 3,500 miles west to the island of Mauritius, off the east coast of Madagascar.  It took us 116 days and during that time we experienced all of the highs and lows you could expect from operating […]