OPINION: Environmental impact bonds can help cities invest in green infrastructure

Editor’s note: This piece is republished with permission from Governing. You can read the original here. Washington, D.C., had a problem. Like many cities with...

The future of work and Africa’s internet connectivity

Africa has an opportunity to forge a different path than the rest of the world when it comes to the future of work. As the...

Swords drawn in Kenya’s telecommunication industry

The battle for Kenya’s telecommunication industry market share has intensified with the planned merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, the subsidiary of Indian...

Tough times push Kenyan banks into acquisitions

Kenya’s banking industry has witnessed a myriad of changes in the last four years as lenders adjust to remain profitable since the capping of...

Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway: Vital Driver to Magufuli’s Industrialization Ambition

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, is a railway under construction in Tanzania which was seeded in 2016, linking the country’s strategic regions and...

Learning from the past: Japan’s tree-planting efforts provide lessons for other countries

At first glance, Nishiawakura — a village in southern Japan — looks picturesque. The hills surrounding the valley in which Nishiawakura sits are a...

South Sudan’s ‘M-Pesa’ and harmonising payment systems with EAC

A financial revolution is coming to South Sudan following the launch of its first mobile money platform and the coming development and harmonisation of...

Africa Fashionomics: Not enough materials to support a budding textile industry

Sub-Saharan African clothing and footwear market is worth $31 billion US dollars and growing. In a series of articles about the industry in Sub...

Japan sees interaction with Africa as more than just competing with China

The Japanese city of Yokohama prepares to host African leaders and business delegation during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will...

Taiwan has one of the highest recycling rates in the world. Here’s how that...

In a large open space overlooking central Taipei, Arthur Huang hands me a translucent, honeycomb-shaped polyethylene panel. Named Polli-Brick, this colorless module made from...

South Africa based UABA to train a million Africans on blockchain

One million Africans are set to benefit from emerging digital training organized by the United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA). UABA, a non-profit organization based...

Meet Innocent Rwetabura, Tigo’s first Tanzanian CFO

When Mr. Innocent Rwetabura strode into the interview room, he didn’t have the temperament that would be associated with someone of his stature –...

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli is now at the helm of SADC

The 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit, which was hosted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for two days saw the participation of 16-...

Opinion: Energy development threatens big game herds in Wyoming (and why it matters outside...

Editor’s note: This story was co-published with High Country News, a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American...

800 travel agents to automate payments through M-Pesa

Global Travel reservations provider Travelport has integrated Safaricom’s M-Pesa into its systems to enable travel consultants and agents to directly bill and invoice with...

Will digital agriculture bring economic development to Africa?

There are fears that Kenya will soon be facing challenges of food insecurity yet again despite the lack of a coherent plan on addressing...

Africa’s impact investing, an insider’s perspective with Christelle Kupa

Impact investing has been a buzzword for quite some time, but in reality, for most financial professionals, it is still somewhat of a new...

How can the African Continental Free Trade Agreement benefit all African countries?

Professor Faizel Ismail is the Director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance. He currently teaches at the University of Cape Town, in...

Facts vs. falsehoods

A Liberian businessman John Gbedze is the latest victim of what appears to be a smear campaign following an unannounced Hollywood style inspection carried...

Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the outdoor economy for their next...

On a snowy weekday morning in January, the outdoor economy in the historic coal town of St. Paul, Virginia, begins another business day. Fly fishing...
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Mobile-based pension scheme launched for Kenya’s informal sector

Octagon Pension Services Limited has launched a new innovative digital pension plan that gives workers in the informal sector with inconsistent income a flexible...

Africa Fashionomics: The small problem with ‘Mitumba’

Sub-Saharan African clothing and footwear market is worth $31 billion US dollars and growing. In a series of articles about the industry in Sub...

How Kenya and Rwanda are adding accountability among custom agencies

Kountable, a global trade and technology platform, has formed strategic partnerships with customs agencies in both Rwanda and Kenya. This provides Kountable with a dedicated group of customs...

Synchronicity for Africa and the G7

In early July, the African Union Summit in Niamey, Niger, launched the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, a project to...