In Depth

Fri,24Nov2017

In Depth

Did Africa expect too much from Obama?

As President Obama comes to the end of his tenure, critics claim that as the first African-American US President, his record on the continent is disappointing and has fallen short of the successes of his predecessors.

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Has Dlamini-Zuma done a good job as AU Commission chair?

Outgoing African Union Commission head Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – the first woman to hold the top post – has been criticised by some for focusing more on her domestic political aspirations than on her pan-African duties

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'The home of unicorns': Nigeria's Yabacon Valley shows startups the road to tech success

Coders learn from the pros at CC Hub’s CodeCamp, an immersive four-week course that ends in an internship. Photo by Co-Creation Hub

When Facebook-founder Mark Zuckerberg visited Lagos’s burgeoning tech and startup hub it confirmed what Nigerians already knew: Yabacon Valley is the future. The Africa Report feels the full force of acceleration

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Elections on the edge: Is populism leading us down a dangerous path?

Photomontage Isabel Espanol: Fotolia; S.Loeb/AFP; J.Tallis/AFP; G.Guercia/AFP; T.Hill/FilmMagic/Getty; Getty

Grievances are mounting as economic inequities and corruption worsen. But after a spate of bad elections this year, people are losing faith in the political elite’s ability to fix the problems. In this vacuum, a new wave of grassroots and activist politics is spreading

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African banks warm to blockchain

In the simplest terms, blockchain is a digital ledger that goes on forever. Photo by Dan page/The I Spot

Financial institutions are looking for ways to use the accounting system behind the virtual currency bitcoin to reduce the cost of banking transactions

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Zambia's generation game

Girls’ empowerment is a cause close to Tasila Lungu’s (centre) heart. Photo via Facebook

Presidential daughter Tasila Lungu has launched her own political career

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