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Can Fish Farming Reduce Sexual Exploitation In East Africa

Eddy Ouko’s fishpond is no bigger than a tennis court. But since the 48-year-old farmer in the village of Jimo in westernKenya...

What Africa And Asia Can Teach Each Other

WHEN independent Congo’s first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, was assassinated in 1962, over 100,000 people protested in Beijing Workers’ Stadium. Thousands more...

Japanese Money Finds African Startups

The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to complicate Ghanaian agri-preneur Desmond Koney’s search for seed funding for his business Complete Farmer. But while most...

West Africa Economic Partnership Deals: Putting The Cart Before The Horse

A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to...

Where Are All The Women In Nigerian Politics?

Daring to join the male-dominated world of Nigerian politics was a tough decision for Ladi Mamman Watila, particularly in the conservative north-eastern...

Africa Oil & Power Launches Africa LNG Special Report

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) has launched its Africa Energy Series: Africa LNG Special Report 2021, dedicated exclusively to outlining the investment and development...

Can Motobike Fix Africa’s E-Commerce Problem?

Running late for a job interview or about to miss a flight? In many African cities, the solution is right around the...

Africa Is The Home Of Fintech

In emerging markets fintechs have become as widespread as the use of mobile phones. There are, however, also challenges with regards to...

Hapag-Lloyd Commissions New Office In Kenya

Hapag-Lloyd is not relenting on its growth drive in Africa. The launch of a new office in Kenya further reiterates the shipping...

Africa Can, And Should, Decide How to Harness Its Natural Resources Especially With Gas

Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry...

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For nearly three decades, the chaotic, overcrowded Owino secondhand market in Uganda's capital has been the cornerstone of Hadija Nakimuli's life, helping...

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OPEC+ reached a deal "in principle" to extend and expand current oil production cuts up to 2 million barrels per day through...

Billionaires likely To Transfer Over $5.2 Trillion Of Wealth To Heirs In 20 to 30 Years, UBS

The world population of billionaires grew 7% in the 12 months through April to 2,544 people, according to UBS. And for the first...

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Climate change stands as a threat to the foundations of our global food systems, unrivalled in its scope and impact. Today, soaring...

West African Development Bank And Africa Finance Corporation Launch Strategic Partnership

Africa Finance Corp, the continent's premier infrastructure solutions partner, and the West African Development Bank (WADB), the regional financial institution responsible for...

COP28 Africa Day Scales Up Financing For Climate Action And Green Growth

The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), African member...

Biopic Misrepresents Miles Davis In The Life Of A South African Freedom Fighter

South Africans had specific attitudes to American jazz during the liberation struggle against apartheid. The late trumpeter Johnny Mekoa told me in...

The Developed World’s Broken Promises: How Can Africa Finance The Energy Transition?

From an African perspective, one of the most important things to come out of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference...