Facebook’s digital currency Libra could upend global financial services, in particular bringing the world’s unbanked population into formal ... markets. But, in African markets, which needs to boost financial inclusion, Libra risks being eclipsed by Chinese companies which have captured strong market share and built effective distribution channels.
The off-grid energy sector continues to grow and innovate as companies, governments, and multilateral organisations invest in increasing electrification ... reliably and sustainably in emerging markets. As new companies enter a crowded off-grid energy sector, and current ones expand into additional markets, the need for data driven solutions to identify new customers is critical.
The security situation in the Sahel is worsening. The region has experienced a massive spike in deadly violence in the first half of the year, ... and militant groups continue their expansion southward, now threatening coastal West Africa.
In its 53 years in power, the governingparty, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has never come this close to losing an election. True, it has ... seen its support dwindle over time, and most notably lost the popular vote in the last election in 2014.
A liberation hero to some and a tyrant to others, in death as in life former president Robert Mugabe polarises discussion among Zimbabwean activists, ... workers, and politicians around the world. However, much less heard from during these conversations have been the thousands of young people across the Zimbabwean diaspora who are still affected by his legacy every day.
When he stepped onto the tarmac of Brussels airport on 16 September, welcomed by the Belgian deputy prime minister at the start of his first ... official visit to Europe, Félix Tshisekedi probably remembered the day in 1983 when he landed there with his mother and siblings.