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 Leaders of the BRICS.

BRICS bank to focus on infrastructure gap

The new BRICS development bank will look to fund infrastructure projects across the developing world - and to provide a counterweight to western development institutions.

farming technician.

Closing Africa’s agricultural yield gap

 Increasing agricultural productivity across Africa requires investing in both the technology and the services needed to reach smallholder farmers.


Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market?

Bitcoin, a kind of alternative digital currency that enables instant, anonymous money transfers using peer-to-peer technology, has stirred up interest in leading financial markets such as the United States and China.

Pupils from different grades.

Girls’ education in Africa: The private sphere and the private sector

When you add it all up, girls’ education offers a return on investment that compounds over time.

Singapore Marina Bay.

Masters of the city

As Africa urbanises, Singapore’s master planners are at the forefront of reimagining many of the continent’s growing metropolises.


Rising debt at odds with Africa’s growth narrative, says S&P

Africa may be a continent on the rise, but so are its debts and deficits.


Billion dollar tech cities Hope and Konza: Boon or bane to Africa’s tech movement?

Kenya and Ghana are both investing billions in building pre-planned tech hubs - but are ICT megacities the best way to support the continent’s growing tech movement?


In Nigeria, oil theft on the rise

In the oil rich Niger Delta, kidnapping may be on the wane but oil theft is a growing problem - and so long as mass poverty and unemployment persist, so will security risks.


Why the world needs a new way to tackle poverty

Development cooperation is not only about money - it is also about the transfer of knowledge and experience.


Singapore bullish on African opportunities

Southeast Asian economy Singapore hopes to position itself as a portal between Africa and the region - but will Africa’s capacity constraints slow the process?

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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