In Depth

Fri,17Nov2017

In Depth

Nasa prepares for lift-off

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The architect of Kenya’s new opposition coalition, Musalia Mudavadi, is confident about his alliance. However, the road to August’s national elections looks arduous

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Tunisia: Seeking 20/20 vision

The government of President Béji Caïd Essebsi is working with the IMF and investors to turn around the economy within the next three years.

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Insurance: The threat of tech

No insurer wants to see new innovators encroaching on their territory. To outflank them, some are working with these fintech companies to help pursue their own technological projects, reach the continent’s large uninsured populations, develop new products and cut costs.

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Kenya's poll boss: 'There’s been an element of mistrust'

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The new chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, has yet to win the confidence of all the country’s main political players for the IEBC ahead of August elections.

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Artificial Intelligence hits African companies

Fear not, robots will not be stealing Africa’s jobs any time soon. It has been a mantra of capitalism since the beginning: using a tractor boosts your yield compared to using a spade. Your factory can multiply your output. Technology boosts productivity. 

 

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Tanzania’s power play

 

With a president cultivating a no-nonsense reputation and an economy set to be supercharged, Tanzania is making sure its voice is heard throughout the region. 

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