#110 JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH 2020
AFRICA in 2020
Money. Youth. Conflict. Growth.
Don’t miss our bumper end-of-year Africa in 2020 edition: 54 data-enriched country reports, political and economic forecasts for the year ahead, profiles of rising stars and key players, your radar for the mega-trends shaping Africa, an election forecast and much much more...
YEAR IN IMAGES
By revolution or the ballot box it was out with the old and in with the new in Algeria, Sudan and Tunisia. And while Abiy Ahmed, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar gave peace a chance others were busy forging unity with a pan-African trade deal.
WHAT TO WATCH IN 2020
The Africa Report’s exclusive guide to the year ahead features the worlds of politics, business and culture. Libya and the Sahel are on the conflict-resolution agenda, while politicians from Tanzania to Côte d’Ivoire prepare their campaigns. Businesses are looking for technologies to back, as art both returns home and steps out internationally
- PROFILES / The rematch
The economy and corruption will be in the spotlight in Ghana’s December 2020 national election as President Akufo-Addo and former president Mahama face off again at the polls
- WIDE ANGLE / Beijing calling
China is seriously investing in Africa’s telecoms and other consumer markets against a backdrop of game-changing geopolitical and ideological competition
- INQUIRY / Buhari vs. Benin
The border battle between Nigeria and Benin shows the high costs of Buhari’s economic nationalism. He wants Talon to change his strategy
- CULTURE / The Beyoncé bounce
§TECH / Hubs not hype
Africa has more than 600 tech hubs and rising, ranging from incubators and accelerators to co-working sites. While the start-up game is the survival of the fittest, it is also one where community is power
Artists like Burna Boy, Yemi Alade and Salatiel were quick to release their own albums on the back of Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift, on which African musicians collaborated with the Afrobeats-obsessed star
Brexit will alter Britain’s relationships with African countries in terms of trade, investment and diplomacy
Licensing rounds in Angola’s oil, gas and mining sectors will show how deep Lourenço’s reforms run
In search of a holistic way to strengthen the economy and national development
Elections will decide the future leaders of fast-growing countries while exporters of natural resources seek diversification
Fix the SEOs, FIX South Africa