It was set to be the closest-run national election since the 1960s. Now talk of further postponements or interim governments leaves the prospects cloudy and would-be voters increasingly restive.
- Monday, 16 February 2015 11:58
- Benno Muchler and Yiting Sun in Guangzhou, Zhuji, Shanghai
Africans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.
- Friday, 13 February 2015 12:09
- Tolu Ogunlesi in Lagos
Nigerian elections demand big bucks, and many in industry stand to gain. But despite the ostentatious televised giving sprees and cheerleader consortiums, President Jonathan may still find he's scraping the bottom of the (oil) barrel for the funding he needs.
- Friday, 28 November 2014 07:10
In November, a small army of earnest-looking Americans and Britons clutching an array of mobile phones and tablets will invade Abuja, Nigeria's capital. They are the rockstars of political spin, and they will earn hundreds of thousands of dollars for their services over the next few months.
- Friday, 24 October 2014 12:40
- Kalundi Serumaga in Kampala
To avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.
- Tuesday, 05 August 2014 16:25
- Gregory Mthembu-Salter in Cape Town and Patrick Smith
With new rules and new markets, African companies are fighting for a bigger stake in the continent's resource bonanza. At the same time, multinational traders like Glencore are targeting Africa as they seek to control commodity value chains.