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Lack of banking options leads to mobile phone payments in Africa

May 29, 2013
In some cases, a dearth of infrastructure can actually lead to innovation. No where is this more true than in the developing world.
Posted In: developing countries, mobile payments, mobile, Africa

Somalia takes steps to rebuild its economy

May 7, 2013
Somalia has struggled with famine, piracy, and insurgency in the past several years. But recently, Somalia has been making some progress on economic rebuilding.
Posted In: Somalia, Africa

African economies finally get some respect

Mar 28, 2013
President Obama is scheduled to meet with the leaders of four African nations at the White House. On the agenda: Democracy and opportunities to expand trade and investment.
Posted In: Africa, China, Senegal

South Sudan, Sudan agree to restart oil production

Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Posted In: Africa, Oil, exports

In Kenya election, the issue in one region is oil

Mar 4, 2013
Oil was discovered in the Turkana region of northwest Kenya one year ago. Now local people fear they will be displaced and won't get a fair share of any future oil profits.
Posted In: Africa, Kenya

In Kenya, increasing interest in data mining

Feb 27, 2013
The growth of Kenya's increasingly-affluent middle class has brought a consumer explosion. Now there's mounting international interest in mining that data to improve businesses' profitability.
Posted In: data mining, Africa, Kenya

Giant solar panel plant planned in Ghana

Dec 4, 2012
Today the British company "Blue Energy" unveiled plans for the largest solar power plant in Africa -- and one of the largest in the world.
Posted In: Africa, solar

Technology to soar, deficit to fade, Africa takes the day

Oct 25, 2012
Not everything in the economy hinges on who wins in November. Whether it's President Obama or President Romney -- we're predicting three things are certain by 2016.
Posted In: 2012 election, Africa, Tech, budget deficit

Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

Sep 26, 2012
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.
Posted In: Africa, grocery store, farmers, Food

The economic legacy of Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi

Aug 21, 2012
The country's leader since 1991 has died at the age of 57. Meles faced criticism for civil and human rights abuses in recent years, but he also got credit for a remarkable run of economic growth.
Posted In: Ethiopia, Africa

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