Opinion & Analysis

May 13, 2017
From mobile money to cargo drones and rugged portable wifi hotspots, Africa’s innovators are generating new technology to tackle consumer needs and development challenges. New data charting investment activity flowing…
May 11, 2017
When building a brand, companies are often challenged to stay real, be authentic and interface with their customers openly and honestly. Staying to true to the organisation’s founding values provides…
May 04, 2017
Rwanda has achieved some of the most dramatic gains in health and poverty-reduction in the world. This small, landlocked African country (the size of Massachusetts, but with twice the population)…
May 03, 2017
Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable…
May 02, 2017
“Does that “thing” work in Ghana? I mean that Intellectual Property thing”, my friend Dzifa asked me innocently. I smiled. It was not an unusual question. Intellectual property generally refers…
May 01, 2017
In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that…
Apr 29, 2017
In 1896, several exclusive venues in Alexandria and Cairo hosted some of the earliest known screenings of the world's first movies, directed by the Lumiere Brothers. Egypt went on to…
Apr 24, 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched BreatheLife, a campaign to make people more aware about the fact that air pollution – which it calls the invisible killer – is…
Apr 24, 2017
The middle classes in the Global South gained growing attention since the turn of the century, mainly through their rapid ascendancy in the Asian emerging economies. A side effect of…
Apr 23, 2017
In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but…
Apr 22, 2017
The escalating conflict between Mozambique's ruling party and the militant wing of Renamo, the opposition party, is weighing on the country's economic growth as anti-government fighters target key transport routes…
Apr 21, 2017
Asia is poised to play dominant role in Africa’s future growth in the wake of BrexitWestern governments and multinationals have played a significant role in Africa’s growth in the past…
Apr 20, 2017
National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organisations in Africa. In Rwanda, for example, a staggering 85-90% of advertising revenue comes from the public sector. In…
Apr 18, 2017
Traditional power utilities are dying.Dramatic declines in the cost of solar power and battery storage are finally giving consumers power over their own power supply.Most utilities are hoping it will…

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