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Top 8 retail trends to watch in 2020

Consumer demands for a frictionless, personalised experience which caters for their lifestyle needs are set to drive online retail trends in 2020. The result is a focus on creating a customised experience that supports and enhances shopping in the virtual environment, facilitating the buying journey.

Op-Ed: From CFA franc to ‘eco’, what you need to know about West Africa’s new currency

The eight member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) and France have agreed to rename the CFA franc and implement a range of reforms to the long-standing regional currency.

This project in Africa promotes edible insects, here’s why

There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many potential benefits.

Op-ed: Why China’s video surveillance should be viewed as a cautionary tale for democracies around the world

Thanks to a burgeoning electronic surveillance industry, a grim high-tech future is slowly unfolding that could’ve been written by George Orwell himself

Op-Ed: Donald Trump and the incredible disappearing Republican Party

U.S. politics in the years to come is nothing short of a sea change. A grass roots reorganisation of the power structure in the country. A reshuffling of the political deck, jokers and all.

Op-Ed: Mainstreaming gender in African policy making: Ensuring no voice is unheard

Despite remarkable progress made on women’s participation in policymaking, Africa is still far from achieving the 50 percent gender parity target set by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Op-Ed: How the AFAWA initiative is empowering women to propel Africa forward

In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded. The AFAWA initiative is a direct response to the challenges faced by women in Africa, and the need to unlock access to finance.

Global Gender Summit 2019: “Put prejudice behind us and give women access to finance” says Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater access to finance for African women when he addressed the inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit.

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