Get the free mobile apps

Get the latest news from us on our apps.

Download app from Android Download app from Apple

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

Cover Story

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018.

Africa set for a massive free trade area

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer

Free Trade Area

Textile workers at a factory in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: Alamy Stock Photo / Jonathan Rosenthal

Trading while caring for people and planet

and Robert Mgendi
Compliance standards can protect ecosystems
Textile workers at a factory in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: Alamy Stock Photo / Jonathan Rosenthal

Trading while caring for people and planet

and Robert Mgendi
Compliance standards can protect ecosystems
Customers shopping for groceries in a supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Panos / N. Rixon

One-stop border post will boost trading

Southern African trader is cautiously optimistic about a free trade area
Tomato trader, Margaret Lartey, in a market in Ghana. Photo: Efam Awo Dovi

Infrastructure key to intra-African trade

West African traders demand investments in roads, rails and telecom

Textile Trade

Walls of Benin loungewear. Photo: Lara Jacinto

Africa-made luxury loungewear takes on big brands

A 30-year-old sets up ‘Walls of Benin’ to export finished high quality garments from Africa to Europe

China-Africa

 Traders from Africa buying goods in Xiaobei, China. Photo: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

China’s ‘Little Africa’ losing its allure

A downturn in a Chinese city once bustling with African traders and brokers

Economic Development

Elections

Liberian political party supporters celebrate an election victory. Photo: UN /Albert González Farran

The evolving state of African elections

Twenty African countries to elect their leaders in 2018

Youth and Political Participation

Nigerian youth campaigning for a reduction in the age limit of those vying for office.

Youth: Getting ready for public office

Young Africans celebrate the first fruit of ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Campaign

World Cup 2018

Senegal Sadio Mané in action during the World Cup. Photo: Alamy / IPAS

Lessons from Russia

What went wrong for Africa at the World Cup?

Sahel

Citizens fetching water from a community borehole in Chad. Photo: UNDP / Jean D. Hakuzimana

Strengthening bonds in the Sahel

Confronting insecurity, joblessness, injustice and inequity could transform the region

Gender

School children in Cape Town, South Africa, attend a theatre show that educates them about rape. Photo: Panos/George Philipas

Confronting sexual violence in schools

Countries and activists adopt tough measures to tackle the growing crisis
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

Daunting obstacles remain in the tech industry

Genocide

Power Supply

Current & expected electricity generation  of African  countries.

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?

Economic growth puts pressure on countries to go nuclear, but hurdles remain
Campaign