How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa’s Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Architect Mat Cash transformed a facility meant to store 30,000 tons of wheat, maize, and sorghum into a celebration of art instead of agriculture. Feed: All Latest

Electric car prototype is built for Africa’s rural roads

With a few exceptions, most electric cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa — many roads away from the cities aren’t paved at all, and just about any EV would be out of reach. That’s where the Technical University of Munich […]

Why Africa’s development model puzzles economists

IT IS easy to buy a rolex in Uganda—albeit not one that will tell the time. Sold at ubiquitous roadside stalls, the Ugandan rolex is a greasy snack, made from an omelette wrapped in a chapati (“roll eggs”). Sellers compete side-by-side for the same custom. So do the motorcycle-taxi drivers, hustling for rides; or the […]

Africa’s Second-Biggest Airline is on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Africa’s Second-Biggest Airline on the Verge of Bankruptcy Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

Africa’s informal economy is receding faster than Latin America’s

COMMON to all men, according to Adam Smith, is “the propensity to truck, barter and exchange”. Less common is a willingness to report all of this enterprise to the authorities (which have a propensity to register, regulate and tax). South Africa’s spaza shops (convenience stores often run from people’s homes), Kenya’s jua kali (a Swahili […]

CHART: South Africa’s currency is getting thumped on the markets

AP Photo/Themba Hadebe The South African rand has been crushed in the wake of political upheaval in the ruling African National Congress party. On Monday, ratings agency S&P cut South Africa’s credit rating to junk status and the rand promptly fell by 2% against the US dollar. Junk debt, as it is known, is any […]