In Depth

Tue,19Jun2018

In Depth

'Where is the brain surgery in making chocolate?': AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina on Africa's need for a farming revolution

 

Vincent Fournier/Jeune Afrique-REAThe AfDB president talks to The Africa Report about how results matter more than ideology and how the continent needs to support its farmers to face off competitors

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Ghana's independent power plant that will ease power blackouts

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Cenpower will launch its $900m Kpone independent power plant (IPP) at the end of 2017, reducing blackouts in Accra. The Africa Report talks to Theo Sackey, Cenpower's chief executive officer.

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Flashpoints, elections and tech: What to watch in Africa this year

IMAGE WTWrevisedStrong initiatives are lacking to tackle Africa’s conflicts

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Morocco: Industry, Walking with both legs

The great expanse of solar mirrors at Noor near Ouarzazate harness the sun in the desert - Credits: BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP
Morocco’s industrial development shows that with a joined-up state and private sector, developing economies can grow manufacturing jobs

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Morrocco: The joined-up kingdom

Tramway of Rabat-Salé - Credits: Baptiste de Ville d’Avray
While other African nations struggle with the cycle of commodity dependence, Morocco has trod a steady growth path underpinned by strong state structures. Now it must build on this foundation, investing in education and sharing the wealth

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Morocco's safe space for girls to learn

There are now around 130 Dar Taliba girls’ boarding houses, offering a safe environment away from  home at no cost to parents - Credits: Nicolas TAVERNIER/REA
Since 2005, a network of boarding houses is enabling a new generation of female students to get access to education by assuaging parents’ concerns about rural girls studying far away from home

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