Tag Archives: Africa

06 October 17

Obesity in Africa: Populations are growing in more ways than one

Africa’s soaring population is well documented and the subsequent implications for education, public health and unemployment are major talking points. However, African populations aren’t just growing per capita; individuals are also getting larger as obesity becomes an increasing health threat
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29 September 17

These are top African countries to invest in for 2018

Each year, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) releases a new edition of Where to invest in Africa, which assesses the economic outlook and investment opportunities in Africa. In the seventh edition of the publication, Where to invest in Africa 2018, there are some
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21 September 17

Africa is already solving problems with artificial intelligence – but it needs to be careful

Terms like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation are dominating technology discussions around the world right now. The pros and cons of each divide experts across a wide range of industries. Some predict a digital utopia; others the end
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16 September 17

The rise of private schooling in sub-Saharan Africa

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
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06 September 17

Africa’s green revolution needs to start form the bottom up

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
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24 July 17

Lessons from China: The pros and cons of rapid development

The rapid economic development of countries like Ethiopia and Rwanda are well documented. Or, more accurately, the benefits of Africa’s economic surge are widely applauded but the potential downsides of growing too much, too quickly are rarely discussed. Yet the
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13 July 17

Chinese investment in Africa is bigger than anyone realised

A lot of questions have been asked about China’s rapid investment in African nations over the last two decades. Western powers are sceptical about the intentions of China and quick to speculate the potential dangers of Africa becoming too reliant
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28 June 17

Study: These are the best African cities for quality of life

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
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24 June 17

Africa faces a new set of challenges for infrastructure development

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
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12 June 17

Africa’s aviation industry is at a crossroads

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
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