Distributed energy companies have found it hard to scale in Africa. A new, data-driven approach to financing could be the answer - and will help millions access the energy they need.
By offering training across many sectors, Africa's proliferating online marketplaces have the potential to reshape the continent's labour market
The country passed a 'start-up act' in December.
The 15 fastest-growing cities in the world are all in Africa, and are set to double in size by 2035.
In 2020, African nations should turn to their counterparts in emerging markets to stabilize their growth prospects.
Some of the swarms are up to 40 km by 60 km and have devoured thousands of hectares of crops, but could smart dones be the solution?
If Africa sustains and accelerates structural reforms over the next half-century, some believe the continent can emulate China’s rapid rise of the last 50 years.
In Zimbabwe, satellite weather data is being shared with farmers via SMS, to limit the effects that climate change has on crop yield.
With climate change threatening food supply in Senegal, these farmers are turning to agroecology, in the form of planting trees on farms, diversifying crops and their rotation and using o...
High-tech solar pumps record real-time data such as energy usage and pump speed in each location, which is used to calculate groundwater extraction rates and levels
Africa's first drone academy in Malawi is teaching students to create drones that could deliver medical supplies, monitor crops or map disease outbreaks.
Locust swarms are causing devestation from Kenya to Ethiopia and Somalia.
It's time to stop demonising Africa's energy companies. They have driven our economic progress - and who else is better placed today to drive the energy transition we need?
Six million children die a year due to lack of access to surgery. But there are solutions - and they'll be discussed at Davos.
Installing solar panels in the Sahara desert in North Africa could provide renewable energy to millions of Europeans at low cost to the environment.