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Rising yields

Yields rise but still lag behind for Africa's farmers

New data shows that while productivity is improving, for millions food insecurity is far from being a thing of the past.

Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Many countries in Africa do not have proper addressing systems. Tech solutions using geolocation technology are rising to this challenge.

Technology and agriculture

New tech seeds Africa’s agricultural revolution

The seeds of the agricultural revolution that Africa has longed for have arrived, spawned by research and tech developments incubated in America, Europe and Australia.

Shea butter

Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

The market for shea butter has doubled in the past 10 years, with demand sending prices soaring. But are the rural women who produce it the ones benefiting?

Nigeria graduation

How can Africa cash in on its demographic dividend?

Realising transformative change will only be possible if African countries invest in people, particularly women and young people

Donald Kaberuka

What are the next steps in Africa’s economic transformation?

It is not money that delivers development: it is the policies that bring good return to that investment, says Donald Kaberuka, president of the AfDB

How technology can transform Africa

How technology can transform Africa

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are set to transform society.

Infrastructure paradox

Five charts on the African infrastructure paradox

Over the next 10 years, Africa needs to spend approximately $94bn annually on essential infrastructure, including another 7,000 megawatts a year in power capacity, just to keep up with growing demand.

The twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication

Taking on the twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication

A multidimensional approach is needed if global community to ambitious development goals.

Nigerian women in science

Transforming Nigeria, one female science and tech professional at a time

Investing in science, tech and maths education for women tackles two problems at once: ensuring national competitiveness, and addressing high unemployment.

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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