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Contracting in Nigeria: open it to fi...

Contracting in Nigeria: open it to fix it

Despite the high-level conferences and internationally-funded masterplans, pan-African progress on corruption and accountable government has been glacial. Source: Perspective

Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saha...

Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is, and will continue to be, the fastest growing mobile market in the world.
 Source: Perspective

Zimbabwe bond note black market booms...

Zimbabwe bond note black market booms across borders

Garikai, 35, shuffles wads of green notes. A sizeable crowd gathers around him. They are astonished. Source: African Business

Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned ...

Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned companies

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatteh el-Sisi, generally avoids mentioning the IMF. Source: African Business

Acacia Mining files for arbitration i...

Acacia Mining files for arbitration in Tanzania dispute

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli and Barrick Gold Corp are racing to negotiate a resolution to an escalating dispute over subsidiary Acacia Mining PLC’s operations in the country. Source: African Business

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