Africa

Africa's digital economy must have women at its heart

Africa's digital economy must have women at its heart

The growth of digitalisation and technology is a disruptive opportunity for African countries to leapfrog their development and economic transformation, says Crystal Simeoni, as she reflects on the 2019 Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation.

Senegal's election: weighing the democratic deficit

Senegal's election: weighing the democratic deficit

Senegal’s re-elected president says he is willing to open a new chapter. But transforming the country will take more than a new president or fairer elections: the Senegalese people need a new consciousness, argues Elimane Kane

Slums and super-projects: housing Inequality In Lagos

Slums and super-projects: housing Inequality In Lagos

It is time Nigeria’s government stopped looking past the ‘eyesores’ of Lagos’ shantytowns as it focuses on plans for an urban megacity that the majority of the city’s inhabitants will not be able to afford to live in. An inclusive city is essential for citizens and a sustainable economy alike, writes Fola Adeleke.