Ethiopian droughts prompt hydro rethink

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will add 6,500 MW to generating capacity, but Ethiopia still needs to produce more power from wind and solar.

Africa’s Top 250 Companies in 2020

As international investors take fright, the total market capitalisation of the firms in this year’s survey is down 18% on last year.

Technology boosts Kenyan pastoralists

Kenya’s pastoralists often receive less for animals sold at local markets than they are worth, but new digitisation processes could help them to achieve a fairer price.

Pandemic offers chance to rethink future of airlines

For some African airlines the current crisis could prove fatal, but African Business editor David Thomas sees opportunities to strengthen the post-pandemic industry

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unremittingly bleak news for Africa’s airline industry.