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The race to State House: Kenyans head to the polls

On 9 August 2022, Kenyans will head to the polls to elect a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The contest is unfolding amidst protracted inflation...
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Cautious optimism in Angola as electoral season commences

On 24 August, Angolans will head to the polls for a general election. They will elect a parliament, and, by default, the country’s president –...
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The Commonwealth and Africa: Boosting trade and economic development

With the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 2018, intra-African trade has been a focal point for governments and investors alike...
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The war in Ukraine: Implications for food inflation across Africa

The Russian invasion of Ukraine’s impact is far-reaching, having effects well beyond the Eurasian continent. Amid a backdrop of COVID-19 and climate change, the war...
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Ghana’s energy sector at a crossroads: Reform or regression?

Ghana has outwardly solved many of the problems that were plaguing the power sector as recently as 2016. Customers are no longer facing load shedding...
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Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address 2022: Private sector development in the spotlight

On 17 February, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his sixth annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) since taking office in 2018. For the...
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The African countries to monitor in 2022

As Africa enters its third year of COVID-19, the long-predicted ripple effects of the pandemic are coming to bear on its political structures. The myriad...
Lome, Togo - May 16, 2012: Chinese shipping containers stacked along the wharf in Lome, Togo depict the influence that China is having as it moves into the oil and mineral rich central African heartland.

FOCAC 2021: China looks beyond infrastructure investment in Africa

As the eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) began at the end of November, African leaders travelled to Senegal to participate in the triennial summit....
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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Riding the battery raw materials wave

The COP26 meeting of world leaders wrapped up in mid-November with a number of critical action points that will set the tone for the clean...
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COP26 and Africa’s energy sector: The need to invest beyond power generation

As the COP26 Summit begins in Glasgow this week, the world’s attention is squarely centred on climate change. Leaders from multilateral institutions, national governments, and...