Chart of the week: Chinese & Indian co’s are pricing local African firms out of World Bank-backed projects
Research by Brookings Institute shows local African firms are not able to compete with Chinese and Indian firms when World Bank contracts come up for tender. East Asian firms won 42% of the bids.
It would costs trillions of dollars to get everyone on the continent on a traditional grid so is decentralization the way to go?
President Buhari campaigned earlier this year on being the answer to ridding the nation of the Islamic terrorists. In Buhari’s first month, the data shows he hasn’t made a difference yet.
The app, created by local developers, takes advantage of the Ushahidi platform to help victims of harassment to alert authorities of the incident’s location says Farid Y. Farid.
The social networking giant is opening its first office on the continent in Johannesburg and has appointed an Ogilvy & Mather ad veteran to head operations for the continent.
How Africa’s wealthiest person, Aliko Dangote, was one of the few billionaires on the planet to grow his wealth last week in the face of the Greece uncertainty.
A look at the Lesotho/South Africa example of how a dwindling species is threatened by important new wind energy structures.
Sibusiso Tshabalala notes regulations in South Africa make it easier than ever to use a drone in the country. But if you have a commercial use–then the paperwork is onerous
A teenager died the week before then a second case was found. Unsurprisingly, the west African country has been put on edge.
The Oscar-winning star returned home to much acclaim–and a tiny bit of disdain in some social media circles, writes Ariel Zirulnick. But Lupita’s much-needed work with the elephants has received universal praise.
The last time South Africans were this uncertain about their country’s future was in the post-Mandela transition in 2000 when there was a jobs crisis, not too dissimilar to today’s high unemployment.
Nigeria’s market leader MTN says it spends $40 million a year on diesel fuel just to keep all its network’s base stations running 24 hours a day implying all the major networks are spending around $100 million a year, says Yomi Kazeem
The $690 million Lake Turkana Wind Power Project project is planned to the most efficient wind energy farm ever built writes Tinashe Mushakavanhu
A photo story of India’s centuries-old African-origin community, the Sidis.
“The origins of the Sidis have been lost over time, and because of cultural assimilation. Nobody knows exactly which part of Africa they might have come from.”
It turns out the logistics of vaccine delivery is the most challenging aspect of getting the world vaccinated from preventable communicable diseases.
In this Washington Post interview writer and author Howard French posits that many are asking the wrong questions about the China in Africa debate–particularly in the United States
South Sudan: Thursday, July 9 marks the first anniversary of its independence. The government plans to unveil the first coins for its currency.