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After drought, an overabundance of ma...

After drought, an overabundance of maize in southern Africa

In 2015, a vicious El Niño weather pattern swept across southern Africa. Source: African Business

Social enterprise: time for local lea...

Social enterprise: time for local leadership

With new hardline US and UK governments pledging to overhaul their aid budgets, large cuts have been announced to programmes around the world – including in Africa. Source: Perspective

Conservation finance crowds into Afri...

Conservation finance crowds into African agriculture

Across Africa, innovation is key to breaking down barriers to the region’s full economic potential. Source: Perspective

Nigeria’s scrap metal industry booms

Nigeria’s scrap metal industry booms

At the busy Nkpor-Abakpa scrap market in Enugu state, southeastern Nigeria, 33-year-old Samson Ugochukwu stands in front of his shop. Source: African Business

African Rainbow Minerals out ahead of...

African Rainbow Minerals out ahead of the pack

Volatile commodity prices over the past couple of years have been bad for many of Africa’s leading economies and resource companies alike. Source: African Business

Big Data: Is Africa ready?

Big Data: Is Africa ready?

As digital technology becomes increasingly enmeshed in daily life across Africa, hundreds of millions of users generate countless pieces of data as they go about their lives. Source: African Business

Banks vs startups: Who leads Africa’s...

Banks vs startups: Who leads Africa’s fintech innovation?

With the pressure on to improve financial inclusion, banks are looking for innovative ways to reach Africa’s unbanked. Source: African Business

Kenyan hopes turn to mineral finds

Kenyan hopes turn to mineral finds

Kenya may be the powerhouse economy of the east African region, but it was not a major player in the commodities boom of the first decade of the millennium. Source: African Business

Nigerian agri-tech platform connects ...

Nigerian agri-tech platform connects farmers to local investors

In Ifo, a town in the south-western Nigerian state of Ogun, a path to a poultry farm is nestled away from freeway traffic heading to Lagos, the capital. Source: African Business

Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad ...

Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Security is just one dimension of the Boko Haram crisis. Mitigating the damage – including famine – caused by the seven year insurgency requires a long-term, holistic approach. Source: Perspective