DoD is stretched thin, and has decided to pull back in Africa

DoD is stretched thin, and has decided to pull back in Africa

On the heels of a national report that the U.S. military lacks the global resources to meet China or Russia in a potential future conflict, the Pentagon began some belt-tightening, announcing a long-anticipated reduction in forces for U.S. Africa Command. “As the department implements the [National Defense Strategy] to maintain our global military advantage, we […]

How gender determines intergenerational mobility in Africa

How gender determines intergenerational mobility in Africa

Parents’ emotional and financial support for their children is vital to their chances for upward social mobility, but evidence shows that sons receive more support and benefits than daughters, especially in developing regions like Africa. Even empowering mothers does not necessarily benefit sons and daughters equally. In a recent paper, my co-authors and I provide […]

Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Rwanda will later this month host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum bringing together over 1,000 delegates from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. Participants will include investors, policymakers and financial experts among others, according to organisers. The week-long forum takes place from November 26 to November 30 […]

Rugby: South Africa fight back to beat France with last-gasp try

Rugby: South Africa fight back to beat France with last-gasp try

South Africa have beaten France with a try deep into injury time to steal a 29-26 victory in Paris on Sunday morning (NZ time). Replacement prop Bongi Mbonambi scored off a lineout drive in the 85th minute to complete their escape from Stade de France. France lead for most of the game, going up 16-9 […]

7 fashionable African women styling the future via social media

7 fashionable African women styling the future via social media

Considered as one of the oldest inanimate companions of humankind, fashion plays a requisite role in everyone’s life. From the bright fabrics always alive with colour to small easily overlooked fashion items like earrings, fashion goes beyond what meets the eye. In Africa recently, fashion has been a lucrative sector raking in millions of dollars. […]

OpEd: Why financing Africa's energy infrastructure is a major opportunity for investors

OpEd: Why financing Africa's energy infrastructure is a major opportunity for investors

By: Amadou Hott, Vice-President of Power, Energy, Climate Change & Green Growth at the African Development Bank Accessible, reliable and affordable energy is the cornerstone of transformational socio-economic development. For Africa, delivering sustainable development is dependent on meeting the continent’s energy needs in order to lift populations out of poverty, catalyze industrialization, and stimulate economic […]

Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara (https://Mara.com) on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish​ Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final day of […]

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