The African Economic Outlook for 2016 was published this week and its conclusions are largely positive.
Africa’s growth prospects
The continent’s growth remains on course despite being battered a bit by external shocks. But the report authors warn African leaders that the continent’s continual development depends on careful, coordinated planning and preparation with two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050. Claire Muthinji and Jean David Mihamle report.
Rwanda’s methane revolution
Lake Kivu lies atop billions of cubic metres of methane, a potent gas. Claire Muthinji and Serge Mankou-nkombo report on how Rwanda has found a remarkable way to capture and store methane which could radically transform its energy supplies and its economic fortunes.
Togo’s hot chocolate
When it comes to chocolate probably few people think of Togo. But one firm wants to change that. Choco Togo has developed a chocolate that literally melts in your mouth and not in your hand as it can withstand temperatures of up to 35 degrees celcius! Perfect in a country where few people have fridges as Ruth Lago and Elvis Boh discover.