Thursday, January 17, 2019

The global internet hit a tipping point thanks to Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir for Quartz This year will prove to be a transformative moment for the internet. For the first time ever, more than half of the...

In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands

by Kizito Makoye In 2015, as Ethiopia was experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, the farmers and herders living on the rolling plains of Gatto...

True value of the blue economy to Kenya

By Mohamed Guleid Kenya has not fully exploited the resources found in our waters, which constitute what is called the blue economy. The ongoing blue economy...

Addis Ababa has overtaken Dubai as the world’s gateway into Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir Thanks to major political reforms and relaxed visa rules, Ethiopia has emerged as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel...

Bananas to help wean Angola off oil

Boxes of still-green bananas were shifted one-by-one from a towering stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container. Stamped "From Angola, with love", the fruit...

The future of Nigeria’s oil industry

written by Elisha Bala-Gbogbo for Bloomberg When it comes to the future of its oil industry, Nigeria is looking miles out to sea. By early next year, the...

Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in...

by Victor Odundo Owuor A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries...

How to stop Africa’s young scientists from leaving the continent

Young African scientists face persistent barriers which cause them to leave their own countries, and even academia. This means the continent’s work force loses highly trained...