In Depth

Thu,19Apr2018

In Depth

Agribusiness: Nigeria's paddies of promise

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New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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NGOs: Blessing or curse?

 

Sven Torfinn/Panos-REAEveryone agrees that the way NGOs work in Africa is outdated and it is time to shift funds to local actors. In the face of restrictive measures by some governments, how can NGOs maintain their freedom to hold power to account?

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Paul Kagame: Elections are the least of our worries

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Ahead of elections planned for August, President Kagame talks about his political longevity, relations with France and plans for reform at the African Union

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Why pythons must dance

altIt is a truth universally acknowledged, at least in Nigeria, that a group in opposition to the government, and especially its army, is in desperate need of a clampdown by the Nigerian security forces. 

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Vodacom's eastern pivot

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Vodacom, majority owned by the UK's Vodafone, is looking to Kenya and Tanzania in its quest to capture new markets outside of South Africa, where it leads the sector

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Software: Engineering opportunity

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Technology startups like Andela are creating chances for Africa’s youth to gain new skills that are essential to transforming the continent’s future

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