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Africa has an air pollution problem but lacks the data to tackle it

Africa has an air pollution problem but …

Apr 24, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched BreatheLife, a campaign to make people more aw...

It's time to lift the ideological haze in debates about Africa's middle class

It's time to lift the ideological haze i…

Apr 24, 2017

The middle classes in the Global South gained growing attention since the turn of the century, mainl...

As Zimbabwe's money runs out, so does Mugabe's power

As Zimbabwe's money runs out, so does Mu…

Apr 23, 2017

In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation...

Conflict targets mining sector in financially troubled Mozambique

Conflict targets mining sector in financ…

Apr 22, 2017

The escalating conflict between Mozambique's ruling party and the militant wing of Renamo, the oppos...

Why Africa needs Asia to reach its growth potential

Why Africa needs Asia to reach its growt…

Apr 21, 2017

Asia is poised to play dominant role in Africa’s future growth in the wake of BrexitWestern go...

How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

How African governments use advertising …

Apr 20, 2017

National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organisations in Africa. I...

Africa can lead global energy utility revolution

Africa can lead global energy utility re…

Apr 18, 2017

Traditional power utilities are dying.Dramatic declines in the cost of solar power and battery stora...

Spotted hyenas rarely die from disease: we set out to discover why

Spotted hyenas rarely die from disease: …

Apr 18, 2017

Ol-konôî, the Maa or Maasai word for hyena, means “to eat greedily” or “the glut...

Africa's microfinance revolution

Africa's microfinance revolution

Apr 13, 2017

Blurb: Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doin...

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Uncovering the hidden link between Polish piracy and Kenyan connectivity

Apr 23, 2017

Uncovering the hidden link between Polish piracy and Kenyan connectivity

Some of us are so addicted to our internet TV services that it’s hard to imagine the entire category was pretty mu...

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