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New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
The fishing village of Agbekope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong...
Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew
Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew
Famous for its cocoa and coffee, the Ivory Coast has drawn up an ambitious five-year plan for the cashew industry, seeking to modernise production...
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons. There have been allegations of abuse of power by its...
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of...
SA’s transition, interrupted
SA’s transition, interrupted
South Africa has come a long way since the advent of democracy but its transition remains incomplete. The first three clauses of the Freedom...
Minimum wage vs the robot age
Minimum wage vs the robot age
South Africa is gearing up to introduce a national minimum wage that could see workers earning R20 an hour, yet the World Bank says the future of...
Finding wealth in a sea of poverty
Finding wealth in a sea of poverty
Are a significant number of South Africa’s richest people in hiding? You could be forgiven for thinking so, because a wealth report found that...
SA's middle class closing in on the rich
SA's middle class closing in on the rich
The gap between the poor and middle class in South Africa is widening, but according to the World Bank, inequality between the rich and middle...
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can...
Changes buy Eskom a tiny bit of time
Changes buy Eskom a tiny bit of time
The overhaul of Eskom’s board and promises to deal with corruption may have reopened doors to local lenders just when the utility is running out...
International aid profits Senegal’s women
International aid profits Senegal’s women
In Nganda, a remote area in Senegal close to the Gambian border, restaurant owner Aissatou Tisse is carving out a reputation for tasty homemade,...

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