Africa

Latest Articles On Africa

Western Mining Firms and Corruption in the DRC

5 min Elisabeth Wiebusch

Understanding the Role of Private Sector Disaster Relief

6 min Elisabeth Wiebusch

An ‘Outward-Looking Out’: How Brexit Can Be Used to Help the World’s Poor

Charlie Richards    7 min

Bitcoin, the Zimbabwe Dollar, and Reasonably Priced Pizza

Martin Walker    4 min
  • James M. Dorsey    6 minute read

    Egypt Football Ban Lifted: Fans to Attend International Soccer Matches

    Own Goal?
  • Arun Sohan-Pall    4 minute read

    Is Nigeria’s $300m Diaspora Bond a Worthwhile Investment?

    Count on the Expats
  • Jens Ischebeck    8 minute read

    Hear the Drums Echoing Tonight? The Relentless March of Online Money Transfers in Africa

    A Continent Disrupted
  • Timothy Abwoga    4 minute read

    Sub-Saharan Africa: A Region Holding Back the Continent

    A Two-Track Nation

What Is the Outlook for South Africa’s Economy?

A Poor State of Affairs
Christian Hirsekorn 7 min

South Africa: What Is Holding Back Its Future?

Untapped Potential
Chris van der Merwe 7 min

Charts On Africa

  • Rara Reines    4 minute read

    A Global Germany and the New Scramble for Africa

    The Marshall Plan
  • Robert Bociaga    3 minute read

    African Demographics: The Challenges Ahead

    Population Boom
  • Elisabeth Wiebusch    6 minute read

    African Energy: Getting the Right Combination

    Power the Future
  • Abbey Ikudaisi    4 minute read

    The New Silk Road: Can China End US Hegemony?

    Growing Ambitions
  • James Lambert    5 minute read

    African Tech Start-Ups and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    A New Dawn
  • Gwyneth Rose    5 minute read

    Blockchain: A Revolutionary Catalyst for Financial Inclusiveness

    Breaking Down Barriers
  • Abbey Ikudaisi    5 minute read

    What’s in Store for the African Startup Scene?

    Venture to Africa
  • Arjun Krishna    8 minute read

    The Pearl of Africa: Dissecting Uganda’s Natural Resources

    Living Up to Its Name?

The End of PINs in South Africa: Enter Biometric Cards

Tackling Card Fraud
Calvin Ebun-Amu

Formalisation and the Lack of Capital Markets in Developing Countries

Lost Potential
Janna Kiseeva 9 min

Unorganised Urbanisation and Emerging Diseases in the World’s Urban Populations

Risking it for the City
Yuqing Ma 8 min

The Tobacco Industry: A Tale of Two Worlds

Behind the Smokescreen
Ana Paula Picasso

Zanzibar’s Groundbreaking Universal Pension Scheme

Protecting Africa
Rara Reines 5 min

Ethiopian Airlines: From the Horn of Africa to the Top of the Airlines Industry

An Industry Leader
Calvin Ebun-Amu

How Africa’s FinTech Industry is Impacting its Growth and Development

A Future Leader?
Olakale Lipede

Could the Billionaire Class Be the Driving Force for a New Africa?

Unlocking a Wealthy Continent
Abbey Ikudaisi

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