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#climate tech investors are expanding their portfolios in developing markets. But in order for #Africa  To attract them, its tech ecosystems must change say @olaoguntoye  and Blaise Bayuo

#Africa : Innovative ways of financing conservation land & the communities supporting wildlife conservation are on the horizon -->> the World Bank pledged $45m towards a wildlife bond for the endangered black rhino, report @alexbraczkowski  & @duanbiggs .

"In #SouthAfrica  , lockdowns caused a 96% drop in tourist visits to national parks under SANParks management. This equated to about 90% of tourism revenue...” write @alexbraczkowski  and @duanbiggs .

#Nigeria : In Babalola's latest album 'Lakaaye', he tries to animate an Afrofuturist re-imagination of Ogun "to depict Ogun in a kind of character you see in a modern society wearing a suit," says the 2-time grammy winner, Lekan Babalola. Full interview 👇

"While citizens are right to denounce super-wealthy leaders who hide their money abroad, we should also remember those like #Malawi 's Clement Chiwaya for whom politics brought a very different bounty," says @Fromagehomme  in this month's #PoliticalCapital 

Following #COVID19 , many countries are encouraging residents to travel locally & visit national parks. #Uganda  Wildlife Authority cut entrance fees to national parks by 50%. #Botswana  cut entrance fees by up to 70%. Report @alexbraczkowski  & @duanbiggs 

We must understand that politics drives poverty as well as wealth if we want to fully understand why political competition may exacerbate clientelism and corruption in countries like #Kenya  & #Malawi  ,writes @Fromagehomme  in this month's #PoliticalCapital 

Congo's twisting politics, the Saudi Arabia of Cobalt -

China’s UnionPay is giving the US payments giants Visa and Mastercard a run for their money in Africa; fighting back, the two are investing in new financial services, from purchasing fintechs to buying stakes in telecoms firms


#Tigray : "I never imagined that having documented these war famines, the use of starvation as a weapon of war in the 1980s, that more than 30 years later, I would be doing the same thing, especially after peace came t #Ethiopia  ," say Alex de Waal.

Tigray leader Debretsion Gebremichael makes the case for why the #Tigray  government should not face international sanctions #ethiopia 

As the fighting in #Tigray  continues to destabilise Northern#Ethiopia , many fear the region could be pushed deeper into famine, after an airstrike on the capital of Mekelle today has threatened the lives of more innocent civilians.

A new leaked report obtained by Africa Confidential shows how French ports and media billionaire Vincent Bolloré gained control of Ghana's busiest port, at the expense of the public purse. #Ghana 

#Ethiopia : "Although the pressures of your profession often understandably force you to lie, you should not make truth a cheap commodity to be treated as you like," says @DrNaolBK  in this open letter to #AbiyAhmedAli  calling for his resignation

#Ethiopia 's Abiy appears boxed in by multiple crises; unable to pul #Eritrea  forces out, struggling to manage war on several fronts, with a fragile political coalition, an increasingly voca #Biden  administration, and enemies waiting for him to stumble

Starvation crime, is central to the latest report on #Ethiopia  by @WorldPeaceFdtn . It is calling for accountability for the systematic destruction of farms and food stocks in #Tigray , with the aim of starving the region into submission." By Patrick Smith.

A statement from The Africa Report about Oluwatosin Adeshokan, with whom we are terminating our relationship.

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