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Africa’s industrialisation

Africa’s industrialisation

Why manufacturing is key to creating jobs and building diversified economies   Can the continent make it? By Ronak Gopaldas   Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana produce 53% of the world’s cocoa. But the supermarket...

Switching on one step at a time

Switching on one step at a time

SDG 7: affordable and clean energy Africa is making progress with efforts to provide people with electricity, but much more needs to be done to advance the use of cleaner cooking By Joe Walsh As a whole, Africa has...

Losing the war on waste

Losing the war on waste

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production African governments show little interest in coming up with sustainable waste management strategies By Charles Kimani Waste generation rates are rising across the world....

Challenging the statistics quo

Challenging the statistics quo

SDG overview: the statistics Citizens across the continent should demand more and better data to stimulate a healthy debate about the role of ‘good numbers’ in political accountability. In June 2011, Shanta Devarajan,...