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How is China reshaping African agriculture?

As Deborah Brautigam’s investigative research has so effectively shown, the assumptions about China’s role in Africa are often not borne out in reality.

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Achieving Universal Access to Energy; Africa Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

LUSAKA – “It is unacceptable that 138 years after Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, hundreds of millions of people cannot have access to electricity to simply light up the bulb in Africa,” says Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, mourning the gloomy statistics showing that over 645 million people in Africa lack access to electricity, while over 700 million are without clean energy for cooking.

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GroundUp: Uber and Out in Cape Town

“Make good money. Drive when you want. No office, no boss.” This is Uber’s enticing pitch to new drivers, but the reality can be very different. 

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Africa needs to map its natural capital for growth

NAIROBI – Africa needs to urgently invest in the mapping of its natural capital or natural resources to develop evidence for fighting extreme poverty that afflict majority of the people on the continent, a forum has heard.

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Kenya’s Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

They are both third-year mechanical engineering students at Sang’alo Technical Institute in Bungoma County, Western Kenya.

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Rwanda up, Uganda down, that’s the way it goes in East Africa

It was another big week of contrasts in East Africa. In Uganda, the government was chasing down and beating up the opposition, arresting its leaders for fear they would disrupt President Yoweri Museveni’s swearing-in for his seventh term. It also shut down social media.

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