In Depth

Fri,17Aug2018

In Depth

Logistics: Ports and power plays

 

Vincent Fournier for JARepercussions over controversial ports deals in  the Gulf of Aden put Djibouti and Somalia at the heart  of a big-stakes game. While landlocked Ethiopia spreads its diplomatic hand, the Gulf States and world superpowers are bringing their own conflicts to the table

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Nigeria: The state of the states

 

Frederic Soltan/Corbis via Getty imagesAhead of elections planned for 2019, The Africa Report presents its first ranking  of Nigeria’s 36 states, showing what is working and what is not. 

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Investing Benin: ITV: Serge Adjovi, Director, Digital Economy Agency

SergeThe digital economy is one of the four sectors supported by the Government Action Programme (GAP) to transform the economy. Just as it does for energy or transport, the State is investing heavily in this sector. We interview Serge Adjovi, Director, Digital Economy Agency

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NIGERIA: "We are pushing the population to the brink"; Donald Duke

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Donald Duke, two-time governor of Cross River State and a part-time saxophone player at jazz festivals, wants to conduct a much larger orchestra next year: Nigeria’s 180 million people. In June, the 56-year-old politician declared his intention to run for president in the 2019 polls. He speaks to The Africa Report on President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard, the Niger Delta, insecurity, industrial policy, devolution of powers and a $500m flop from his time as governor.

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Frontline: Problems with Privinvest

 

Camille MillerandThe Nigerian former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recounts her face-off with the shipbuilder

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BENIN | Cotonou, where tomorrow’s startups are invented

Tech Hub trains around 25 people a year. Currently six startups are housed here.
Benin has some of the best IT developers in West Africa. Dozens of startups 
are blossoming as more digital training becomes available.

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