The Millennium Challenge Corporation made headlines when it suspended an aid project, but it insists that its conditional approach to aid is sound.
The British public may be increasingly sceptical about foreign ties, but a UK development minister says African relationships must be maintained.
Five years after a bitter civil war, Côte d’Ivoire is emerging as a rare investment bright spot in West Africa, but challenges remain.
Ethiopia’s government has mitigated some of the fallout of the country’s worst drought in decades – but such achievements appear precarious at best.
If the country is to prove more than an imitation of an Asian ‘tiger’, the pace of economic diversification and regional integration must be accelerated.
Impact investing is on the rise across Africa, but the sector is yet to prove its mainstream viability.
Africa’s development goals seem to have two competing roadmaps.
With more at stake than ever, the continent is mounting a united front to ensure any commitments made in Paris are in line with its development priorities.
For many of the United Nations’ sprawling agencies, an invitation to work closely with the private sector represents something of a culture shock.
The multibillion-dollar New Alliance initiative which promises to transform the continent’s food systems is facing rising opposition from African farmers.