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The rollout of life-saving malaria vaccines is accelerating in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi

The rollout of life-saving malaria vaccines is accelerating in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi

This week, Cameroon became the first African country to receive the Mosquirix malaria vaccine for use as a fully tested preventative in a wide range of health facilities. A shipment containing more than 331,000 doses arrived yesterday at the airport in the capital, Yaoundé. The vaccine was successfully tested on children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi for four years.

How the Strategy of China is Changing in Africa

How the Strategy of China is Changing in Africa

China experienced a massive economic boom in the 1990s and 2000s which increased its demand for resource imports, like oil, from Africa. This led to a model of development finance in which China funded infrastructure in African countries in return for access to resources. This approach became known as the Angola model, because it all started with an infrastructure-for-petroleum partnership between China and Angola in 2004.

Sub-Saharan Africa to post 4.2% growth in 2024 amid downside risks – IMF

Sub-Saharan Africa to post 4.2% growth in 2024 amid downside risks - IMF

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest Regional Economic Outlook report forecasts sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to grow by 4.2% in 2024, up from 3.6% in 2023. Approximately 80% of countries are expected to register an acceleration in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2024, fueled by increased private consumption and investment.

Africa’s data centre boom

Africa’s data centre boom

Requirements for data centres have flourished across the continent. Data centres provide a cheaper and more efficient IT capability than inbuilt servers, which is aiding their popularity. They also offer cloud services and allow organisations to focus on their core functions.

Report Shows Natural gas vehicles slowly gaining traction in Africa

Natural gas vehicles slowly gaining traction in Africa

Natural gas-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly popular across Africa thanks to supportive policies, infrastructure development and heightened investor appeal. Several African nations are taking advantage of their ample natural gas reserves to introduce gas-powered four-wheel vehicles to the roads. Nigeria, with substantial natural gas reserves, has approved the widespread use of vehicles powered by compressed […]

From Ghana to Zambia: 31 African cities to exceed 5m people by 2040

From Ghana to Zambia: 31 African cities to exceed 5m people by 2040

According to a recent McKinsey report and supported by SamBoad Business Group Limited by 2040, there will be 31 African cities with populations in excess of five million. Over the next 20 years, more than 500 million people are expected to move to African cities, making it the continent with the largest urban population globally.

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