The Crisis of African Democracy

Coups Are a Symptom—Not the Cause—of Political Dysfunction By Comfort Ero and Murithi Mutiga/Foreign Affairs January/February 2024 These days, a question

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“Clusters of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB. Getty Images

TB vaccine: WHO expert explains why it’s taken 100 years for a scientific breakthrough, and why it’s such a big

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“Kenya Experts, private sector debate carbon trading rules”

William Ruto's government is gathering feedback from experts on its carbon credit market regulations. Some experts have taken issue with

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Africa set to overtake Europe on geothermal capacity, says consultancy

Surging geothermal output has led to a leap in profits for Kenyan utility KenGen, as Rystad Energy predicts Africa’s geothermal industry will be bigger than Europe’s by 2030. By Ben

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Editorial: The True Source of African Power

Jake Sullivan, the U.S. National Security Advisor, is absolutely right. The fundamental attributes of either national or regional/continental power--demography, geography, and natural resources--only matter to a particular but not full

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South African opera singers shine at World opera competition

Operalia, one of the most prestigious opera competitions in the world has come to South

Germany invests €4bn in African green projects at Compact with Africa Conference

By Harry Clynch/African Business Germany signed a $500m renewable energy and gas deal with Nigeria

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Google, Tesla, Apple: Blow for activists as US court dismisses child labour cases

US court ruling in favour of Alphabet (Google), Apple, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla is a ‘profound disappointment’ for activists fighting

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Ghana’s Akufo-Addo wants Africa’s stash of cash brought back home from abroad

By Bright Simons/The Africa Report African leaders have called for repatriating 30% of the continent’s foreign reserves held overseas. Is

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UNECA’s Claver Gatete: “We need to focus on a practical, collaborative and regional approach”

The executive secretary of UNECA says that the organisation is finding the best ways to collaborate with African countries to

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Africa’s Eurobonds market roars back to life

Recent successful Eurobond issuances by Côte d’Ivoire, Benin and Kenya are a sign that global financial conditions are getting more

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Invest in African movies or miss out on the film market of the future

Opinion by Sarudzayi Marufu/African Business Filmmakers in Africa are used to going it alone. Long overlooked by international studios as

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To shape Africa’s future, ramp up investments in youth education and leadership

Investing in the leadership potential of young Africans, especially women and girls, is a step towards establishing Africa as a

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Africa’s debt crisis needs a bold new approach: expert outlines a way forward

By Danny Bradlow/The Conversation It hasn’t been easy for African states to finance their developmental and environmental policy objectives over

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Wagner Group is now Africa Corps. What this means for Russia’s operations on the continent

By Alessandro Arduion/The Conversation In August 2023, Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin died after his private jet crashedabout an hour after

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The AfCFTA is a Silver Bullet Against Africa’s Skulking Poverty

By Dennis Matanda, Ph.D. A silver bullet is a weapon whose well-aimed-and-well-timed blow will permanently kill a werewolf, a vampire,

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How Africa can attract tech investment beyond the “Big Four

By Morris Macharia Musyoka/African Business Africa’s “big four” countries – Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, and Nigeria – continue to lead

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The AfCFTA is a Bona Fide Game Changer

By Francis Mangeni Introduction: Contextualizing the Game Changer Many people ask what the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) means for

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From African Business ~ The coming year for African banks

Operating conditions for most African banks are likely to be similar in 2024, but there are signs that things could

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