In Depth

Sun,22Jan2017

In Depth

Google and Facebook do battle for Africa’s web

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's Chief Executive Officer, poses with Kenyan tech entrepreneurs in Nairobi's IHUB. Photo: Facebook

Facebook’s efforts to control the access of African internet users has sparked an infrastructure arms race between the internet giants

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Will the pan-African passport ever be a reality for citizens?

The first pan-African passport was launched at the African Union Summit in Rwanda in July. The organisation intends to have the passport distributed to all African citizens by 2020, garnering both praise and scepticism.

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Malawi: Thirsty for power, hungry for food

The Illovo sugar plant is Malawi’s largest consumer of electricity; it uses it to pump water. Photo by Mark Olalde for TAR

Malawi’s government is faced with a dilemma: how to find the balance between using Lake Malawi’s water to drive turbines and to irrigate the land

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Millennials and tech in Africa: a double-edged sword?

Photo by Francis Kokoroko for TAR

Selasi Attipoe, a Ghanaian public servant responds to Lidudumalingani Mqombothi's article on Africa's millennial generation (TAR 84 Oct. 2016).

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Cameroon: Should President Biya stay or go?

President Paul Biya addresses the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in September 2016. Richard Drew/AP/SIPA

Julius A. Agbor, Research fellow at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, responds to Reinnier Kazé's article on Cameroon: Staying Power (TAR 81 June 2016).

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How to be a good African

Illustration by Damien Glez for The Africa Report

A guide for travelling in the age of cheap flights

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