Over the course of the past few months, many of Africa’s key markets responded to the growing threat of COVID-19 by adopting stringent lockdown ... conditions. What’s become increasingly clear since then is the economic costs of the crisis are likely to be particularly severe across the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
COVID-19 has disrupted the global economy with the uprooting of supply chains. The decades-long, single-minded focus on optimising supply chains ... helped the world minimize costs, reduce inventory, and boost asset utilisation.
The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the dismissal of the investigation into the attack that brought down the plane carrying Rwandan President ... Juvénal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994. The case has poisoned French-Rwandan relations for more than 20 years now.
Currently head of France’s Foundation for the Commemoration of Slavery (Fondation pour la mémoire de l'esclavage), the former French foreign ... minister revisits the debate raging over France’s role in the slave trade and the reappraisal of its historical figures.
An International Monetary Fund support program for Zambia is urgently needed as such an agreement would show that the government is serious about ... economic reform, a representative of the country’s creditors tells The Africa Report.
The issue of where to bury Hachalu Hundessa , the popular Oromo musician who was shot in Addis Ababa on 29 June, has reignited protests after ... the government sought to have him buried in his birthplace of Ambo, 124 kilometres west of the capital.
More than 20 victims were scammed out of anywhere between a few thousand to up to 800,000 euros in a scheme that led them to believe they were ... purchasing African works of art whose authenticity or export was fraudulently “certified” by UNESCO.
Africa’s population will double by 2050. The continent and its vast pool of exceptionally young human capital – with a median age of 19.7 ... years – is gifted with an historic opportunity for sustained economic development. One of the key factors in realizing this growth is the widening of access to higher education - however, there are legitimate questions to be asked about what kind of education is on offer and who gains access to it.