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Beacon of hope

Beacon of hope

Democratic Republic of the Congo: tourism A privately-funded initiative in this central African country is helping to protect a pristine environment By Helen Grange The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the...

Good job

Good job

Mauritius: getting it right Once dismissed as an unlikely success story, this island nation has built a thriving, diverse economy on solid policies By Emilie Filou In 1961, things were not looking good for the small...

Lots of talk, little progress

Lots of talk, little progress

SDG 4: Education Quality education in Africa looks like a hopeless case, but it’s a matter of taking the right steps By Munyaradzi Makoni Africa has high levels of inequality, between regions and within nations. Its...

Deep-sea mining: Africa’s new frontier

Deep-sea mining: Africa’s new frontier

Despite environmental concerns, deep-sea mining will be a reality by 2030 and African countries with coasts, including Namibia and Nigeria, want to ensure they will benefit from the ‘new gold rush’ Globally, mining...

Africa’s presidents in profile

Africa’s presidents in profile

Most African countries today are ruled by presidents. Some have notorious profiles as tyrants, while others enjoy respect as democrats. This compilation of brief overviews of their careers shows who’s who. ALGERIA:...

A precarious stability in Madagascar has not restored investor interest November 19th last year, a group of potential investors gathered in the rarefied surroundings of Lancaster House in London, a stunning 19th...