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New Gambia-EU ties focus on debt, migration

New Gambia-EU ties focus on debt, migration

Following Yahya Jammeh’s dramatic ouster in December 2016, one of the new government’s first tasks is to restore relations with the EU and other donors.

African region boosts human development scores

African region boosts human development scores

Forty-three African states witnessed an improvement in their Human Development Index scores through 2016, with only four experiencing a decrease on the previous year.

Off grid power key to bridging Africa’s energy gap

Off grid power key to bridging Africa’s energy gap

Off grid solar and mini-grid power generation are going to be critical in meeting the energy needs of the 650 million Africans without access, new research shows.

Rwanda’s skills gap blocks knowledge economy vision

Rwanda’s skills gap blocks knowledge economy vision

Rwanda’s government wants the country to transition from an agrarian society to a knowledge-based economy. First it must overcome a crippling skills gap.

Bitter Sugar- Cash crop harms smallholders

Bitter sugar: Cash crop harms smallholders

With more money in their pockets, Africa’s growing middle class is developing a taste for sweets, driving up demand for sugar. In theory, this should be good news for farmers. It is not.

Senegal’s energy finds- One year on

Senegal’s energy finds: One year on

Energy windfalls have not always benefitted populations in Africa. As Senegal edges towards commercial exports, early signs are fueling hopes it can chart a better course.

Climate funds should target smallholder farmers

Climate funds should target smallholder farmers

The world needs bold new ideas to fight climate change. The Green Climate Fund’s $10bn initiative could make a big difference.

Gambia’s elections- A dangerous turnaround

Gambia’s elections: A dangerous turnaround

A president who once claimed he would rule for “a billion years” now appears intent on sticking to his word after earlier conceding defeat at the polls. At what cost will he stay on?

Zimbabwes bond notes upend marriage market

Zimbabwe’s bond notes upend marriage market

Parents are fuming and would-be husbands excited, yet both seem to agree that the future value of Zimbabwe’s new quasi-currency is uncertain.

Rwanda’s drone delivery programme takes off

Rwanda’s drone delivery programme takes off

In October, Rwanda launched a new programme to deliver blood and other medical supplies to hospitals. The programme’s distinction lies in its delivery method: unmanned drones.

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