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Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president - Getty
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Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president

Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.

London court rules against Djibouti president - Getty
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London court rules against Djibouti president

A three-year legal battle in London backfires on president Ismail Guelleh ahead of next month’s election.

Africa’s animation industry gains global audience - Triggerfish
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Africa’s animation industry gains global audience

Africa is home to a growing number of its own animation studios. This nascent industry is proving popular across the continent and is beginning to make global inroads.

Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals - teaser
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Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Undaunted by the slowdown at home in China, telecoms giant Huawei looks to grow its African footprint through broadband networks and smartphone sales.

Sahel region staple crops unviable by 2050 - Getty
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Sahel region staple crops unviable by 2050: Study

Climate change will make nine staple crops unviable across much of west Africa by 2050. The work of transforming agricultural systems needs to begin now.

Zimbabwe: Policy void chokes renewables - Getty
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Zimbabwe: Policy void chokes renewables

Thirteen years after opening up the power sector to private investors, the government still seems reluctant to implement key policies vital to unlocking private investment.

Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally - Getty
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Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally

Biggest gains in mobile connectivity are in Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia.

Wishful thinking: Kenya’s  infrastructure pitch - Getty
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Wishful thinking: Kenya’s infrastructure pitch

LAPPSET transport corridor bosses are pitching investors an overly rosy picture.

Malls spring up in Algeria - Getty
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Malls spring up in Algeria

Though small and informal groceries still dominate Algeria’s retail sector, modern large format malls have recently begun to sprout up across the north African country.

Mozambique: Kickstarting an ailing economy - Getty
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Mozambique: Kickstarting an ailing economy

Mozambique is currently beset by economic woes, but there is hope if President Nyusi can reform and plug the financial gaps left by his predecessor.

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