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Parrotfish in seagrass, in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Ocean Decade: Blue economy presents vast opportunities for Africa

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By: Finbarr Toesland

Africa Renewal: April 2022

From fishing to oil and gas, to tourism, the possibilities are immense
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From fishing to oil and gas, to tourism, the possibilities are immense
Parrotfish in seagrass, in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Parrotfish in seagrass, in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania.
 Shipment containers at Tunisia port

Africa can become a maritime hub for global trade

Term ID: 5113
By: Finbarr Toesland

Africa Renewal: September 2021

— Guy Platten, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping.
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— Guy Platten, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping.
 Shipment containers at Tunisia port
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 Shipment containers at Tunisia port
An image of Digital Fingerprinting.

African countries embracing biometrics, digital IDs

Term ID: 5113
By: Finbarr Toesland

Africa Renewal: February 2021

New digital technologies have enabled countries to leapfrog outdated tools and progress to modern innovations.
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New digital technologies have enabled countries to leapfrog outdated tools and progress to modern innovations.
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Sandton Gautrain Station in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa’s megacities a magnet for investors

Term ID: 5113
By: Finbarr Toesland

Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

Yet increasing populations will need jobs and modern infrastructure
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Yet increasing populations will need jobs and modern infrastructure
Sandton Gautrain Station in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Sandton Gautrain Station in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jonathan Bigirima (left), married and father of six, in his joinery. Photo: Panos/D. Telemans

A double challenge for the disabled

Term ID: 5113
By: Finbarr Toesland

Stigma prevents many people with disabilities from entering the workforce
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Stigma prevents many people with disabilities from entering the workforce
Jonathan Bigirima (left), married and father of six, in his joinery. Photo: Panos/D. Telemans
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Jonathan Bigirima (left), married and father of six, in his joinery. Photo: Panos/D. Telemans
Tolu Komolafe, co-founder of the Ladies in Tech organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Andela / Mohini Ufeli

Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa

Term ID: 5113
By: Finbarr Toesland

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

Daunting obstacles remain in the tech industry
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Daunting obstacles remain in the tech industry
Tolu Komolafe, co-founder of the Ladies in Tech organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Andela / Mohini Ufeli
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Tolu Komolafe, co-founder of the Ladies in Tech organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Andela / Mohini Ufeli
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