Africa: Too much focus on multimillion dollar infrastructure

Although commendable efforts and focus has been put on huge and expensive infrastructure requiring long lead times in Africa (such as port upgrades and highway construction),disproportionately...

Dakar Financing Summit on Africa’s Infrastructure

Some African Heads of State and Government, and high level private sector leaders are meeting in Dakar, Senegal from 14 to15 June 2014 in...

Geographical Information, one of the keys to economic development in Africa

IGN France International and the IGN (National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information), in close cooperation with the Geographical Institute of Burkina Faso (IGB), the...

Why Chinese Companies Are Successful in Africa

Chinese companies now dominate the African construction sector, with a market share larger than those of France, Italy and US combined. This strength of...

Africa, new magnet for the world economy

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Guinea: Condé Wants Quick Results

Officials from the China Development Bank (CDB) are offering to finance a substantial part of the Conakry government's US$8.6 billion overhaul of mining and...

Johannesburg falls foul of technology gremlins

Pity the technologists tasked with managing the world's biggest and most high profile exchange infrastructure, for they are doomed, it seems, to endure heart-stopping...

AU Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources to meet in Addis Ababa

The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission and the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission...

Zambia: Improving access to ICTs for development

This policy brief, published by Panos London, examines Zambia's successes and limitations in using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development, and suggests how...

Small Scale Solar – MEDC Popularity, LEDC Potential

By: James Hawkins - AfricanBrains Solar panels are widely known as a "fit and forget" technology - they require very little on-going maintenance, and 90%...

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