When the power goes out in South Africa’s platinum mines—as it frequently does—emergency-response plans are activated to evacuate miners ... from the depths. And for every dark day in the mines, people above ground also suffer: businesses shutter their doors, refrigerators stop humming, health clinics go dark, access to financing gets tighter—all as the country’s power system struggles with ageing coal-fired power stations and rapidly rising energy demand.
Growing up in the remote village of Maitengwe in Botswana, I never imagined I would one day lead critical multilateral conversations on global ... development, in a world struck by a pandemic, a worsening climate crisis and mired in recurrent conflicts.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has committed himself to remaking the country's relationship with Africa. In 2017, six months after his inauguration, ... he visited the University of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, where he gave a speech announcing a new French policy that focused on African youth.
The scenes and stories emerging from Nigeria are simply frightening. Nigeria, not a regional powerhouse but traditionally a veritable continental ... player, has been missing in action in most vital spheres of leadership because it's saddled with a leader who has abdicated the duties and responsibilities of leading.
Last week, the UK’s first-ever ‘trade week’ came to an end. New trade measures, along with the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) ... and the new rules enabling the UK Export Finance agency to give larger loans for companies to export from the UK, have been officially presented as part of the UK's development leadership package.