Innovation is highlighted as a key driver for Africa’s long-term development. In the words of Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa: “Innovation is absolutely key to African stability and growth in the coming decades”. However, the continent faces
Despite criticism from the United Nations and other organisations, the rise of private schooling in sub-Saharan Africa is in full effect. Critics argue African governments should focus on providing free education to everyone while urging investors to stop supporting private
Africa’s agricultural potential is no secret, but it remains unrealised. The only realistic future for African country is a self-sufficient one, where agriculture sectors are strong enough to feed themselves and generate vital income through exports. Famine and food insecurity
East African populations are among the youngest and fastest growing in the world. Recent studies put population growth at roughly three times the global average and estimates suggest four billion people will be living in Africa by 2100. The concern
A $10 million bridge being built by Chinese engineers in Kenya has collapsed, injuring 28 people, a matter of days after President Uhuru Kenyatta made a personal inspection visit.
Tanzania is planning to build a hydropower dam on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising concerns over the potential impact on local wildlife.
The latest Quality of Living city rankings, published by Mercer, is dominated by European cities, with Vienna topping the list of best places in the world to live. However, the study also offers insights into the quality of life on
African development has been spectacular, in parts, over the last couple of decades. As the foreign investment pours in, natural resources and local talent have gradually migrated while African governments have mostly adopted the Western blueprint for democracy. However, there are
Ethiopia has been named as the world’s most welcoming country in an open poll on popular travel site Rough Guides.
With the global aviation industry taking a nosedive in recent years, the sector across Africa is defying growth trends. Passenger numbers continue to rise every year while 2016 was the safest year for flights in a decade for African carriers. New
Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed to build a Standard Gauge Railway […]
Sudan has sent more troops to its border with Eritrea […]
An independent body monitoring a ceasefire agreed by South Sudan’s […]
Ethiopia has banned people from foreign countries adopting children over […]
South Sudan is investigating a potential outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fever […]