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.

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.

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.

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.

China offers $20 billion in aid to Africa

Jul 19, 2012
China held a forum with African leaders today, offering $20 billion in loans to countries throughout the continent over the next three years. The pledge almost doubles China's previous aid to Africa, strengthening a relationship that has attracted a lot of criticism from the West.

Building business in Ghana, one battery at a time

Jul 17, 2012
After Whit Alexander found success co-creating the board game Cranium, he found a calling in social entrepreneurship. The story of the battery business he built in Ghana is told in a new book by his brother Max.

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

Jun 4, 2012
Ghana's farmers face tough choices in search for fertility boost.

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Facebook coming to non-smartphones in Africa

Feb 16, 2012
Facebook is teaming up with mobile phone maker Orange to provide its services to cell phones in Africa -- of the non-iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android variety.