Tag Archives: Africa

26 September 19

Africa’s tech boom will save economies and ruin lives

A lot is being said about the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in every country around the world. Many experts argue that we’re on the edge of an employment crisis as machines continue to take more
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26 September 19

These are the ‘richest’ countries in Africa

There are many ways to calculate the economic performance of a country but GDP tends to be the favourite metric of economic reports. In Africa, we’re used to seeing the likes of  Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt top the region’s economies
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19 September 19

These are the worst African countries for press freedom in 2019

Earlier this week, Eritrea ranked as the world’s most censored country in a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Equatorial Guinea also featured in the world’s top ten most censored country, coming in at eighth in the
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30 August 19

African farmers are using killer chemicals to grow food

Earlier this month, the Route to Food Initiative published a study [PDF] revealing the widespread use of pesticides by Kenyan farmers, using chemicals banned in Europe but approved by the Kenyan Pest Control Products Board. However, this isn’t only a
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19 August 19

Africa’s ready to create its own Silicon Valley

Akinwumi Adesina is clear. The president of the African Development Bank, one of the continent’s most respected economic thinkers, believes it’s time for the continent to start building Googles and Facebooks of its own. Speaking in Rwandan capital Kigali earlier
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23 July 19

How Africa’s technology drive is being hijacked

Africa has become one of the most active regions in the world in terms of technology innovation. The most present example on a daily basis has been the rapid adoption of mobile technology, which seen the continent essentially leapfrog fixed-line
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06 May 19

Fact check: How African migration is misrepresented by Western media

African migration has been a major topic in Western media over the past five years, particularly since the European migrant refugee crisis was defined in 2015. For months on end, images of boast filled with African migrants travelling across the
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19 April 19

Ethiopia, Gambia most improved in 2019 Press Freedom Index

Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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30 March 19

Democracy is failing in Africa – but it never really worked in the first place

More countries in Africa are holding “democratic” elections than ever before with 31 of the continents’ countries holding national votes in 2018 and 2019 alone. However, there are distinctly undemocratic themes that taint the vast majority of votes across African
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04 March 19

Study: Global economy, environment contribute to hunger in Africa

Food crises and the associated health implications affect more people in Africa than anywhere else in the world. The numbers are only going to get worse, too, as the continent’s population becomes the largest in the world and food production
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