In the middle of a field, far away from the big cities, and often without any internet connection, how can technology serve any purpose to the ... farmers working the land? One Ghanaian teenager has an answer to that question.
At 67, Abdel Hamid Mamdouh is one of four Africans vying for the top post of Director-General at the World Trade Organization. He’s relying ... on his years of experience within the institution and the support of his government to make that win a reality.
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the biggest fund manager on the continent, is rebalancing its listed portfolio and has reduced its shareholding ... in Pretoria Portland Cement Company (PPC), South Africa’s largest cement producer.
Attacked from all sides, have the WHO and its leader, the Ethiopian national Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, failed in their mission or, on the contrary, ... prevented the worst? An upcoming inquiry should provide some answers.
Egypt, with one of the largest economies in Africa, also has one of the largest populations at nearly 100 million. The social and economic hit ... it has taken from the coronavirus is beginning to become more apparent. In the first part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on Egypt, we look to see if its banks are strong enough to weather the pandemic slump. The challenge is to increase their lending to the private sector, and especially small business.
Development economist and former two-time Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been nominated as the candidate for the job of ... Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, following the abrupt resignation of Roberto Azevêdo. But her nomination comes after President Muhammadu Buhari had already nominated Yonov Frederick Agah. Why the sudden switch?
By the time you read this another monument to colonialism should have come crashing down. There are many candidates dotted across the urban landscapes ... of Europe. Cecil Rhodes in Oxford. King Leopold II in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. Henry Dundas in Edinburgh.
In 2015, Pierre Nkurunziza's regime was faltering. Five years later, stifling all protest, the Burundian president turned the situation to his ... advantage and was about to hand over the reins. Did he really have a choice? Nkurunziza's final act before his death on 9 June was to lever his successor into power: Évariste Ndayishimiye.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the greatest examples of Pan-Africanism since the creation of the African Union (AU). ... The agreement has acquired the signatures of 54 of the AU’s 55 member-states, bringing together an impressive domestic market of more than 1.2 billion people with a collective GDP of $2.6tn.
“As tall as he is, if he continues to do that I will kick him out of the country,” thundered Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe ... in 2008, his anger aimed at the then United States ambassador James McGee after the diplomat questioned the results of Zimbabwe’s 2008 general elections.
Without intervening directly, the Congolese President, who has constantly asked his chief of staff for his version of the facts in the case of ... alleged misappropriation of public funds, has kept himself informed on a daily basis of the proceedings initiated against the latter. Here is how.
As lockdowns and curfews are being gradually eased across Africa, the continent faces turbulent times ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic continues ... to impact the global economy. Already, the harsh economic fallout of stringent lockdowns seems to have been felt more keenly by families across the continent than the disease itself, pushing people with little or no savings and limited access to government support either back or further into poverty.