In Depth

Wed,22Nov2017

In Depth

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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Looking for Africa’s place on a Trumped-up map

I watched Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on television as the sun began to dip over the Indian Ocean in South Africa. For all its signals of a changed world, though, the ceremony might have been unfolding in a different galaxy altogether, in which the vast continent stretching to the north of me had been airbrushed out of the debate.

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Tasting the Sweet Fruit of Profit from Farming

Black Sigatoka may sound like the name of a rock band, but it is actually the name of a problematic fungus that reduces banana yields around the world by 40% every year. The government-funded Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) responded to this threat by cloning disease-free plants and distributing more than six million cuttings to farmers in Kenya over the last 10 years. As a result, banana farmers earned more than US$64m in this time period.

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Africa/UK: Beyond Brexit

British prime minister Theresa May's is pushing to develop bilateral trade deals with African countries to adjust to life outside the European Union

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Africa-UK: Moving beyond Brexit

 

British prime minister Theresa May's is pushing to develop bilateral trade deals with African countries to adjust to life outside the European Union

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