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.
- Friday, 20 June 2014 16:17
2003 was a watershed for Brazil and Africa, when shared sorrows gave way to a shared brighter future. As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, we look at what Africa can learn from Brazil's experiences as a rapidly developing country.
- Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:57
- By Gregory Mthembu-Salter, Crystal Orderson and Patrick Smith in Cape Town
With the ruling African National Congress certain of victory in the coming national elections, attention turns to the countervailing forces within the party, and to voters who differ sharply over their country's future political direction.