As part of a new series on procurement in Africa, together with Open Contracting Partnership, we have profiled some of the pioneers pushing open ... data and participation in public contracting. In this first part of a two-part series, we feature some of the key figures advocating for a more transparent and participatory procurement ecosystem in South Africa, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Fear and loathing permeate the corridors of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in the aftermath of a damaging commission, which investigated ... what caused a breakdown in governance at the state-owned asset manager.
Postponement of elections, crisis with France, alliance with Russia... Five months after his appointment, Mali's Prime Minister sits down to ... speak to us directly on an array of potentially controversial topics.
Over half of African children are legally unregistered, thereby lacking legal documentation that excludes them from civic life. Here is a look ... at the journey and strategies employed to support such individuals in East Africa to gain legal documentation like national IDs and reduce barriers to their full participation in society.
On 16 October, France’s President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the 60th anniversary of 17 October 1961, the day when dozens of Algerian demonstrators ... were killed in Paris. This was an unprecedented gesture that was intended to “address the whole of French society,” the Élysée Palace said.
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As the conflict in Tigray continues to destabilise Northern Ethiopia, many fear the region could be pushed deeper into famine, after an airstrike ... on the capital of Mekelle today has threatened the lives of more innocent civilians, injuring dozens and killing three in two airstrikes today, according to reports from the BBC.
Can the new Nairobi International Finance Centre (NIFC) compete with Johannesburg and Dubai to help finance trade and industry in East Africa ... and beyond? Acting CEO Oscar Njuguna believes that there is plenty of room for everyone.
France’s Digital Africa association aims to draw a line under its crisis of governance with the appointment of a new strategic committee, executive ... director Stéphan-Eloïse Gras tells The Africa Report.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo will be leading the Parti des Peuples Africains – Côte d’Ivoire, his new political formation. “We will ... resume our journey together,” he told his supporters, adding that he is ready to continue the fight “as a simple activist.”
Last week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in favour of Somalia stating the disputed maritime triangle with Kenya must be split. ... Nairobi has since rejected the ruling, but for Mogadishu, the judgement is the beginning of a new chapter of tapping into resources within its territory.
The decision of Nigeria’s main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to keep its presidential ticket open means former Vice-President ... Atiku Abubakar and other northern presidential hopefuls can emerge as the party’s candidate next year. But will southern elements allow this to happen?
In the Kayes region, the persistence of descent-based slavery has led to violent clashes. As Ismaël Wagué, Mali's minister of reconciliation, ... visits the region, researcher Marie Rodet explains the situation.
More than 11,300 people died when the Ebola virus ripped through three West African countries – Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia – from ... 2014 to 2016. It was the worst Ebola outbreak in known history.
As Africa emerges from the economic shadow of Covid-19, the threat of climate change looms large on one of the regions worst-affected by adverse ... weather events, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse. The continent is projected to grow by 3.3% in 2021, but still lags behind developed economies, which have benefited from massive coronavirus vaccine rollout programmes and substantial fiscal stimulus packages.
As the ruling party prepares to nominate Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its presidential candidate in 2023 (unless his son Teodorin manages ... to take the reins), exiled opponents are increasing diplomatic pressure. We reveal the details of their strategy.
The global patent system favours Western ideas of intellectual property, leaving African plants and their traditional uses without much protection, ... say experts. “[Biopiracy] is a problem all over Africa. We are now in a knowledge economy and our farmers are [...] not economically benefiting due to misappropriation,” Tigist Gebrehiwot, a research fellow at the office of South African Research Chair in Law tells The Africa Report.