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  • Why many foreign companies are on the verge of leaving Gabon
    IT IS OFTEN said of countries that their real wealth lies in their people. Few say this about Gabon. With 2m people and twice the land mass of England, it is among Africa’s richest countries, with a GDP per person of $8,300. Almost all of this come…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Has Rwanda been fiddling its numbers?
    AT THE HEART of Rwanda’s capital sits the Kigali Convention Centre, a $300m monument that lights up the night with the national colours of blue, yellow and green. It symbolises modernity and prosperity in a country that has bounced back from a geno…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Zimbabwe faces its worst economic crisis in a decade
    AT HIS PENTECOSTAL church in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Bishop Never Muparutsa sighs at the empty pews. In recent weeks, as the economy has deteriorated, his congregation has shrunk from 400 to 120. Mr Muparutsa sends Bible verses via WhatsApp to…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • A row over teaching in French has reopened old wounds in Morocco
    FRANTZ FANON, a great theorist of colonialism, wrote that “every colonised people...finds itself face to face with the language of the civilising nation.” This confrontation can persist years after independence. Just ask Morocco. Some in the form…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Southern separatists are tearing Yemen apart
    SAUDI ARABIA’S air strikes in Yemen have often missed their mark, causing hundreds of civilian casualties. But when the kingdom bombed its own allies on August 11th it was no mistake. The target was southern separatists, who had seized the city of…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:08am -
  • Liberia’s economic crisis and corruption could lead to violence
    UNDER THE corrugated-iron roof of the Bong Intellectual Centre, a tea house in Gbarnga in northern Liberia, the air is thick with anger. Dozens of people sit on plastic chairs, discussing politics. They complain that their businesses are failing, cor…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • A booming population is putting strain on Africa’s universities
    “IN RWANDA IT’S not easy to get a job,” says Jean-Paul Bahati, a student at Kepler, founded in Kigali in 2013. But the 22-year-old believes his course will help him stand out. He studies health-care management, a growing industry in Rwanda. Kep…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • How Beirut’s shared taxis cope with Uber
    TO OUTSIDERS, BEIRUT’S taxi-hailing rituals can seem baffling. A flurry of honks announces the arrival of a driver, who peers out of his window with eyebrows raised. Hesitate a moment too long—as the uninitiated often do—and he’ll speed off,…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • Egypt is reforming its economy, but poverty is rising
    EXCEPT FOR the glow of a mobile phone behind the watermelons, the fruit-and-vegetable shop on a busy Cairo street looks deserted. The owner says his wares are 25% more expensive than last summer. As prices rise, buyers skimp: regulars who used to buy…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -
  • How Africa can encourage home-grown maths boffins
    ALBERT AGISHA NTWALI was resigned to becoming a maths teacher at a secondary school. The 23-year-old from Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a stellar undergraduate at his local university. But his career options seemed limited until a pr…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 10:45am -

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