When the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) announced out of the blue that it would adopt a currency with the same name as the ... future single currency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the organisation’s decision was seen as divisive and set off a full-fledged leadership war in the region.
Given conflict in Libya, the cycle of militant attacks in the East of the DRC, and regular attacks across the Sahel and in Somalia, the guns ... are far from quiet.
Does the African Union have the political skills to silence them?
Although security issues are set to dominate talks in Addis Ababa, ministerial delegations on Friday focused on the African Continental Free ... Trade Area (AfCFTA) and disagreed over who would become the organisation’s future secretary general.
For the first time, Africa-focused startup funding has crossed the $1 billion mark. Last year, African startups received a total of $1.3 billion, ... with over half of the total funnelled into fintech businesses. From banking to health care provision, startups are proving that technology can provide the solutions to the most challenging of problems.