In Depth

Sat,24Jun2017

In Depth

Nigeria's paddies of promise

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New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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Somalia: A tipping-point talk in London

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The government of President Mohamed got a dose of support at an international conference in May, but diplomats worry about its ability to defeat Al-Shabaab.

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Africa's pharmaceutical futures

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A new initiative could streamline regulation of drugs across the continent, but policymakers have a long way to go to make the African Medicines Agency a reality.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Canny Kabila

 

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The DRC’s president, who is still in power after his last term in office ended in 2016, continues to play the opposition, this time by co-opting former opponents and forming a new transitional government

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Mo Ibrahim : “There’s no renewal process for capitalism”

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 The billionaire philanthropist  and founder of the eponymous foundation talks to The Africa Report about inequality across the globe and the challenges leaders face when tackling the impacts of globalisation

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Skeletons in the closet, loyalty to the party and South Africa’s political landscape

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With South Africa’s 2019 national elections looming overhead, its political landscape has not caught a break as each month, and even week, that passes another ‘skeleton in the closet’ comes out to shock the public.

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