Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. (Photo/Flickr).

Why Natural Resource Discoveries Are More Than Just A Curse: The Case Of Mozambique

Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.

Man of the moment: Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and leader of ruling party ANC. (Photo/GCIS).

The Last Days Of Zuma: South Africa’s Future Depends On How Ramaphosa Works His ‘Magic’

Ramaphosa has been dealt a weak hand but he has proven to be an adept strategist.

Uganda would see huge gains from keeping keeping girls in school longer and ending early marriages. (Photo/Rachel Mabala/World Bank).

Ending Child Marriage Could Generate Nearly $3Bn In Benefits A Year For Uganda’s Population By 2030

Child marriage and early childbearing remain common in Uganda despite laws against them. As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday.

Arcades Shopping Mall in the centre of Lusaka is just one of many shopping centres springing up in Zambia. (Photo/Mike/Flickr).

Why Zambia’s Mall Mania Is A Serious Problem For The Country’s Economic Growth

Lusaka now boasts no less than seven major retail locations  four within three miles of each other, and another three occupying the same road intersection.