African cities are swelling, and in West Africa the result is interesting - appetite for rice is growing>Olivier Monnier
Rice is tailored to city life. It has become an urban food
French companies collide in race to build W. Africa’s biggest railway network; it could give East Africa a run for its money>Olivier Monnier
Chinese firms could get a slice of the billion-dollar projects as regional countries in rivalry to reduce reliance on rail and ports.
Ivory Coast leader Outtara does something few have tried in Africa: opens power and water sectors to competition>Olivier Monnier
“It’s when we’ll have several companies that the prices will go down because distribution is too expansive,” Ouattara said
15 years ago Niger’s key university had one mosque and students mingled freely. Today they are many and male, female students eat in separate canteens
Niger has worst score worldwide on the UN’s Human Development Index, ranking 188th out of 188 countries, below Chad, Eritrea and Central African Rep
Flushed with election victory, bullish Ouattara says Ivory Coast to supply 50% of global cocoa by 2020>Olivier Monnier
The economy will expand by as much as 9% annually through 2020, a pace that is more than twice as fast as the average in sub-Saharan Africa.
Over 8% growth, vanishing traffic jams, happy farmers— Ivory Coast’s Ouattara shows how to 'own' an African election>Olivier Monnier
The country holds presidential elections October 25, and just years after standing at the brink, has been near-transformed by mega-projects
A huge chunk of these projects will be public-private partnerships, as countries look to beat the blues in global markets.
Here comes Senegal’s new city—president Macky Sall’s biggest mega project yet attracts 'hundreds of bids'>
Ambitious infrastructure plan ropes in a new airport and an industrial park in attempt to ease the capital’s gridlock and woo investors.
Nervous West Africa: Fearing attacks from advancing Islamists, Ivory Coasts sends forces to border with Mali>Olivier Monnier
It provides a logistics base for France’s Operation Barkhane and avoided attacks that have struck Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Mali.