Africa’s growth: Excellence or illusion?

‘The Quality of Growth in Africa’ contains a provocative series of essays which help envision a future that goes beyond increasing GDP to ensuring that growth translates into advancements in wellbeing.

Ghana goes paperless amid privacy concerns

Plans to digitise business transactions and government services could boost Ghana’s impressive economic growth, but as Charlie Mitchell reports, its citizens have concerns about data protection.

Scepticism follows Russia-Nigeria deal announcements

Nigeria had much to celebrate when deals were struck at the Russia-Africa Summit in October, but as Will McBain reports, there are doubts about whether all of the projects will be implemented.

Insurgency haunts Mozambique gas fields

Mozambique’s Rovuma basin contains gas reserves that could generate significant wealth, but the government faces a security challenge from Islamist militants in the region.