The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation. Arend de Haas/ACF

A Road Gobbles Up A Forest In Cameroon, But Big Data Helps Build A New Generation Of ‘Forest Guardians’

The road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria and extending the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway has brought social and economic benefits to the local population. But it has also eaten up a forest along the way.

Sunset on a rising city: Addis Ababa has been transformed by an infrastructure boom. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jeff Rebiffé)

Infrastructure Is China’s Sweet Deal For Africa, From A Country That Used More Cement In 3 Years Than The US Did In A Century

China is the largest single source of financing for infrastructure development outside of national budgets in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing over $13.4 billion in the region in 2013 alone