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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.

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.

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.

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.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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