Cape Town — One in three Africans is destitute, says a new study on poverty in 39 African nations led by development economists at Oxford University in Britain.
Dakar — Rising urbanisation in Africa could spur governments to breathe new life into the development minerals sector
On a continent better known for enriching colonisers and corporations by exporting its gold, copper and diamonds, so-called "development minerals" - ranging from limestone to granite - could help Africa fuel its own economic growth.
It's a busy time for elections in Africa, with countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and Kenya gearing up for the polls. And as elections increasingly become the legitimate way to acquire political power on the continent, winning votes has become a matter of life and death for the political elite in many countries.