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Drones need to be able to carry more and fly farther before they'll be a viable replacement for ground shipping.

Drones have still got a long way to go

Mar 11, 2015
A Swiss company is looking to the air to cut transportation costs in Africa.
Posted In: drones, Africa, infrastructure
Wood is loaded onto a truck in October at a wood market east of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the border with Uganda.

Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

Dec 8, 2014
Over the past few decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit hard by war, currency instability and corruption.
Posted In: Congo, Africa, development
US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks during US-Africa Business Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.

Jack Lew goes to Africa

Oct 27, 2014
Why did the Treasury Secretary cross the Atlantic? To do business.
Posted In: Africa, jack lew, power africa

What Ebola costs one community

Sep 5, 2014
Recovery from Ebola could take longer than recovering from war, says one CEO.
Posted In: Ebola, disease, outbreak, Africa

The benefits of developing an Ebola vaccine

Sep 2, 2014
While the market for an Ebola vaccine is small, the payoff of production is big.
Posted In: Ebola, vaccine, Health, Africa

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

Aug 26, 2014
It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

Ebola's cost to African economies

Aug 21, 2014
The epidemic is financially hurting Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa, disease
US-Africa

U.S. companies pledge $14 billion in Africa investment

Aug 5, 2014
Energy shortages are an obstacle to business and an opportunity for investment.
Posted In: Africa, business, foreign investment

PODCAST: Apple goes shopping

May 9, 2014
Congrats college grads; now start job hunting. And, the Marketplace Morning Report Quiz.
Posted In: apple, college, Africa

South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.
Posted In: mining, Africa, South Africa, strike

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