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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?

Students use the internet.

Africa’s White Spaces Revolution: Broadband’s Final Frontier

Could unused portions of the TV and radio spectrum be the answer to getting Africa online?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

UN summit calls for ‘peace through business’ in Great Lakes region

East African leaders and UN officials bullish on responsible investment to break Great Lakes’ cycles of violence.

Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Main street invests in Africa’s stocks: Nile fund’s Larry Seruma on the continent’s modernising equity markets

Main Street investors can now own a portfolio of Africa’s fastest growing stocks with as little as $1000 – the minimum investment required for the Nile Pan African fund, a US based mutual fund offering the public targeted allocations in African equities.

Margaret McMillan

The Myth of de-industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Rather than industrialising, many believe that the manufacturing sector in Africa has contracted. Yet a careful scrutiny of the recent facts indicates this is not so.”


Africa’s growth to accelerate, but structural change sluggish

Africa’s economies projected to grow through 2014 - 2015, but lack of public goods might stunt region’s ‘rise’, according to 2014 African Economic Outlook report.

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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