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The Race to Solar-Power Africa

The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several...

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

By Hartmut Winkler Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear power...

What Makes China’s Economic Achievements Suited for Africa

As the world socio-economic scenario has been changed, exceeding the West , China has stood out to be a potential growth pole for developing...

Debt-funded development for a brighter future

Development at any cost refrains from being development and is instead a mild form of oppression. With Kenya’s government debt to GDP in 2018 shadowing...

Africa poised for greatness — but governments must act fast

Conventional wisdom tells us that the Chinese are buying up Africa faster than any other investors. It tells us that African banking lags in...

Risk appetite frameworks as a tool for surviving turbulent market

Businesses are built by taking on risk in one form or another. The old adage “no risk, no reward” rings true for all companies. The...

Booming construction in Nairobi requires a focus on supporting infrastructure

Ciara Walker is a senior cost consultant for Mace Group, an international consultancy and construction company.   Over the 50 years since independence, Kenya’s role...

China-Africa Relations: At a Crossroads?

After over 15 years of rapidly expanding economic and political exchanges, China-Africa relations are changing. During the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg...

Why good infrastructure governance is key to unlocking Africa’s potential

Infrastructure is crucial to Africa’s growth prospects. It’s also hard to get right. Until now, policy makers have focused on improving access to finance. But...

Africa’s infrastructure gap has many roadblocks to overcome

Africa continues to face a massive infrastructure gap that impedes economic activity and progressive GDP output on the continent. The African Development Bank (AfDB)...
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