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The route to food security in Africa: Advancing climate change resilience for smallholder farmers

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) was held this month in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Dubbed “Africa’s COP”, it foregrounded many of the issues...
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Democratic Republic of Congo: A challenging year ahead

October has been a busy month for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s high-level diplomacy. The government has made efforts to present the country as open...
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Meeting Africa’s carbon finance challenge

High profile events this year will foreground Africa’s role in the struggle against climate change. Global leaders will come together this November at the UN...
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The Biden administration’s Africa strategy: Key implications

On 8 August 2022, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken proudly proclaimed that the US has a new strategy for Africa. Blinken made the announcement...
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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...