In Depth

Tue,22May2018

In Depth

The hunt begins for Africa's big data

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Streams of consumer data are showing banks where the money is. But, as the beneficiaries of the mobile boom, telecom companies have much more info about customers. Can the banks catch up?

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“We need to get into agriculture to diversify the income base of our country” - Herbert Wigwe

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Access Bank’s Herbert Wigwe says the Nigerian lender is leveraging digital technology to help customers disrupt traditional industry supply chains and capture more value for their businesses.

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Kenya's election: The fight of a lifetime

04082017kenyaKenya’s President Kenyatta is pulling out all the stops to beat opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 8 August election. Fears are mounting that violence could erupt, especially around local contests

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“We don’t make a lot of noise!”

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In a country known for its lawyers, NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona has carved out a niche at the very top with her expertise advising on property and construction deals

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Locked Up and Forgotten

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Death row inmates at Ghana's Nsawam Prison languish in grim conditions as Amnesty International calls on the country's new government to abolish the death penalty

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Kenya’s devolved government puts local contests at centre of violence and rigging fears

03082017kenyaThe devolution of Kenya’s government is changing the electoral picture as the country gears up for a general election on 8 August that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party against Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA).

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