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Daily Brief, August 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 14, 2018 It was never going to be easy for Zimbabwe It was too good to be true. After decades in the wilderness under Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe would retake its place among Africa’s rising economies. All it […]

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Daily Brief, August 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 14, 2018 It was never going to be easy for Zimbabwe It was too good to be true. After decades in the wilderness under Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe would retake its place among Africa’s rising economies. All it […]

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Daily Brief, august 13, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 13, 2018 Entrepreneurs can only do so much “These entrepreneurs…will help build a sustainable, inclusive economy for Africa and for the world.” These were the words of Chinese e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma during an event in Johannesburg last week, […]

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Daily Brief, August 10, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 10, 2018 Africa’s TV war is just getting started Uganda’s football association on Thursday announced a 10-year, $7m contract with Chinese digital TV provider StarTimes. It’s an obscure deal in a brewing war for Africa’s TV market. StarTimes launched in […]

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August 09, 2018

Editor’s  Note: August 09, 2018 DRC: Africa’s big omission After months of speculation the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) ruling party on Wednesday announced that incumbent Joseph Kabila will not contest presidential elections in December. Former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary will be the […]

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Daily Brief, August 08, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 08, 2018 What happened to Africa’s green revolution? The African Green Revolution Forum, the flagship annual gathering of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, next month. This year’s forum […]

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Daily Brief, August 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 07, 2018 Africa does not face an East vs West choice Amid simmering tensions between Washington and Beijing over Donald Trump’s trade war Africa is becoming a point of contention between the two economic giants. Last week […]

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Daily Brief, August 06, 2018

Editor’s Note: August 06, 2018 Africa could miss the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ In June Google announced plans to open its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) research centre in Africa in Accra, Ghana. It marks an overdue foray by the continent into the so-called […]

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