Geographies in Depth

A tale of 2 Africas, travel-ready nations and other top stories of the week

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Adrian Monck
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Africa has the wealth to invest. To unleash growth, end extreme inequality.
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The levelling and capitalism’s future. The Forum’s top books of summer.
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Where free trade and tech hubs are thriving. Africa’s digital revolution.

Anger in the streets. African women protest gender-based violence.

A path out of energy poverty. Helping women become solar entrepreneurs.

The economic policy package Africa needs: 3 steps for long-term growth.

Want to know the future of cities? Look to these 5 start-ups.

Almost overwhelmed by success. The top countries for travel and tourism.

This parliament speaker feeds lawmakers’ babies. Parent-friendly politics.

Giving away 2 million data points in one game. Virtual reality’s privacy risks.

Distrust yourself. Reason is built for justifying decisions, not making them.

Starting with seeds of truth. How misinformation spreads and why we trust it.

When gene editing goes wrong. An accidental genetic contamination.

Branching cats. Why there really might be infinite parallel worlds.

Strike 2.0. How gig economy workers are using tech to fight back.

Africa’s economic integration. An op-ed by Forum president Børge Brende. (Business Live)

Most South Africans oppose xenophobia. Remarks from plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Africa. (

Shaping inclusive growth in the 4IR. South Africa’s finance minister speaks about the World Economic Forum on Africa. (CNBC Africa)

Confident on economic growth. More coverage from the Cape Town meeting. (Bloomberg)

Forum concerned about overtourism. Discussion of new Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. (Deutsche Welle)

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