Launch of AfCFTA signing in Kigali (Photo/UNECA/Flickr).

It’s World’s Largest Such Deal In 23 Years: Africa’s Free Trade Area Could Have 1.7 Billion People Spending $6.7 Trillion By 2030

Diverse African economies such as South Africa and Egypt, are likely to be the drivers of the free trade area, and are likely to benefit from it the most.


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The mobile phone has enabled poor countries to leapfrog several development bottlenecks. (Photo/Mohammed A. Fadil/Flickr).

Mobile Phone Access Has Skyrocketed: Sub-Saharan Africa Now Has 76 Subscriptions For Every 100 People

Cellphone access in the world has skyrocketed. There are now more mobile devices in America than Americans.


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Working in a factory in Asmara, Eritrea: Many professional activities based on the quality of the performance cannot, by their own nature, become more productive. (Photo/ Flickr/ Andrea Moroni)

Rethinking The Nature Of Work: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs, But Here’s A Way Out

The economy is nothing else than a system of social relations. If productivity undermines those relations, the economy itself crumbles, even when profits (at least for someone) may go up.


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Formerly a disco, the i Club is a shared open space on the campus of IBM Research - Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand, where students and IBM scientists can meet and collaborate. (Photo/ IBM Research-Africa)

Reaching For The Stars: African Scientists Punching Above Their Weight And Changing the World

The range of research being undertaken is remarkable in view of the size of Africa’s overall contribution: from galaxies to viruses; from agriculture to malaria; and from drought to oceanography.


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(Photo: Rosenfeld Media. Data: Africapedia/ KNBS)

The Mobile Money Factor, Again: Uber Dominance Entrenched In South Africa, And Challenged In Kenya

Little Cab promises to be an effective competitor to Uber in Kenyas ride sharing economy due to its link to the Safaricom’s mobile money platform.