African countries bid for ‘anchor points’ in China’s billion-dollar Silk Road plan— it could set off 'mini battles'>M&G Africa Writer
Togo latest nation to pitch as Asian giant builds a trade web around Europe and Africa in bid for geopolitical power
The Grow Africa Partnership, founded at WEF Africa meeting four years ago, is now benefiting 8 million smallholder farmers and creating 58,000 jobs.
Transport costs are 100% higher in Africa and other things are tough, but these countries are going beyond the talk to their fortunes
If Rwanda could recover from a genocide that killed nearly one million people, and becoming an example, then "anyone can make it”
There has been a ten-fold increase in number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks in the past year
Using business to change lives of the 'small people'; the story of three African social entrepreneurs>M&G Africa Writer
"If you bring poor things to the poor, you’re extending poverty and misery. But if you bring the best to the poor, social transformation will kick in"
African ports race to be regional logistics hubs, as wave of new investments looks set to drive growth>M&G Africa Writer
Data from the World Bank suggest that delays in ports add roughly 10% to the cost of imported goods, more than tariffs in many cases.
More of the same please! ‘Unusual’ trends as African ruling parties concede and go quietly— and life continues>M&G Africa Writer
Benin and Cape Verde have set tongues on the continent wagging--it has for years not been 'on' for ruling parties to just take electoral losses.
5 elections in one day show the changing, yet old, face of Africa’s bitter-sweet affair with democracy>
The continent holds regular elections--that is no surprise anymore--but the form they are taking is.
As Senegal hosts key meeting, Africa’s brain drain numbers show Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia holding on to their best talents>M&G Africa Writer
Talent matters if a country is to shine economically. But some African countries just do it better than others.