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African governments must prioritise r...

African governments must prioritise research and innovation

I always knew I wanted to be a scientist. Growing up in Mauritius – a small island nation home to more than 40 percent of the world’s plant species – sparked my passion for the study of biodiversity that endures to this day. Source: Perspective

Africa ripe to pioneer tech approach ...

Africa ripe to pioneer tech approach to regulation

As technological innovation continues to converge with other sectors, governments around the world are crafting ever stricter policies – and are increasingly firm on monitoring compliance. Source: African Business

Mobile start-ups struggle to secure t...

Mobile start-ups struggle to secure telco partnerships

Undefined processes and cross-network differences are hindering successful partnerships between Africa’s small businesses and mobile network operators (MNOs) – despite the fact that collaboration would offer substantial benefits to both. Source: African Business

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