Martin Roche

Martin Roche
Writer at Large Martin Roche began his newspaper career in his native Scotland and has since contributed to publications in numerous countries, writing on mainly economic, business, financial services, political and communications issues. He is a communications specialist in economic development, inward investment and place marketing. Most of his career has been in board-level roles in world-ranked public relations and advertising agencies. He has had clients in 22 countries. Martin is a partner in the communications consultancy, Etoile Partners, which advises political and business leaders, mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He graduated MA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

May, CHOGM and the “Windrush Generation”

It was meant to be a Triumph The threat of deportation of people who believed themselves to be full British citizens has put Theresa May’s...

Africa Doesn’t Need Nuclear Electricity Generation

Around the world, there are millions of sworn opponents of nuclear power stations. I am not one. Nor am I a committed advocate for...

Africa’s Hidden Digital Treasure Trove

I read in a recent edition of African Leadership magazine about Mansa Musa, the 10th-century ruler of what was then the West African Kingdom....

Education, Training, and Building African Food Brands

 African Leadership’s Writer at Large, Martin Roche, looks at industrialization in Africa  If the first Industrial Revolution was driven by steam power, the second is...

Let Freedom Ring

The words of Martin Luther King came to me the other day. I had just heard the news of the slaughter of twenty-two innocents...

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