Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Since the response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa began, mobile phone based health technology has been on the frontlines.

Fixing Africa’s power politics

Fixing Africa’s power politics

In order to fix Africa’s chronic electricity shortages, leaders need to think creatively and take on the rent-seeking networks that have grown around utilities.

Bringing the diaspora back

Bringing the diaspora back to public service

For Africa’s economies to flourish, best and brightest must go to government. A Cameroonian activist, Kah Wallah, is leading by example.

Ghana: climate crisis and extremism

Ghana’s president links climate crisis to extremism

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, warns that rift in social fabric caused by climate shocks provide an opening for extremist groups.

Hidden hunger

Ending ‘hidden hunger’ for developing countries

Food fortification is among the most effective public health investments the international community can make - and a known way to close the child mortality gap.

South African miners

South African miners could lose HIV treatment in job cuts

As commodity prices tumble, South African miners with HIV stand to lose access to treatment should they be made redundant in recently announced job cuts.

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

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Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

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Articles from fDi Intelligence

Kenya pursues foreign investors for infrastructure projects

Kenya has ambitious plans to grow its economy and is targeting foreign investors for its multibillion-dollar projects. 

Tunisia continues eight-year FDI decline

Tunisia’s in-bound FDI has been declining steadily in recent years, down 89.29% since 2008.

Africa acts to bring down FDI barriers

Africa-wide moves to cut stifling bureaucracy when it comes to foreign investment are being welcomed, but concerns remain over political instability.

Africa’s ‘sleeping giants’ will fuel trade growth: Barclays

Nigeria and Kenya are catching up with South Africa, according to a Barclays report, and will play a key role in fuelling the UK-African trade corridor.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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