In Depth

Mon,20Nov2017

In Depth

Malawi: Thirsty for power, hungry for food

The Illovo sugar plant is Malawi’s largest consumer of electricity; it uses it to pump water. Photo by Mark Olalde for TAR

Malawi’s government is faced with a dilemma: how to find the balance between using Lake Malawi’s water to drive turbines and to irrigate the land

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Millennials and tech in Africa: a double-edged sword?

Photo by Francis Kokoroko for TAR

Selasi Attipoe, a Ghanaian public servant responds to Lidudumalingani Mqombothi's article on Africa's millennial generation (TAR 84 Oct. 2016).

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Cameroon: Should President Biya stay or go?

President Paul Biya addresses the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in September 2016. Richard Drew/AP/SIPA

Julius A. Agbor, Research fellow at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, responds to Reinnier Kazé's article on Cameroon: Staying Power (TAR 81 June 2016).

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How to be a good African

Illustration by Damien Glez for The Africa Report

A guide for travelling in the age of cheap flights

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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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