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A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

Abuja Declaration: broken promises African nations have largely defaulted on a 2001 pledge to commit at least 15% of their annual budgets to healthcare Africa has so far seen controversial and even dramatic policy...

A far from bright future 

A far from bright future 

More people in Africa live without electricity than anywhere else and there is little hope things will change soon When it comes to access to energy, Africa’s figures are noticeably unimpressive. Nearly 75% of the...

Africa’s technological arms race

Africa’s technological arms race

Digital surveillance: real and present danger Telecommunications snooping has emerged as a fundamental threat to African journalists Many journalists and researchers will remember the mid-2000s as halcyon days, when a...

A long and winding road

A long and winding road

China: the special relationship Economic and political ties between Africa and China have led to infrastructural development on a monumental scale but their roots go back millennia No one knows exactly how long ago the...

Rising stock: African capital markets

Rising stock: African capital markets

By Simon Allison Ironically, Africa’s chronic economic underdevelopment may now be its greatest opportunity. After so many decades of sluggish economic growth and lagging far behind other continents, Africa can be...