Facebook has launched a stripped down version of its Messenger app to work with slower internet connections and older phones in developing countries.
Target Madagascar continues this week in the south west of the island, in one of Madagascar’s 43 national nature reserves.
Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?
Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her
Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f
There does not appear to be much to smile about when it comes to the global economy these days: new massive tax evasion scandal; Europe’s continuing
Kazakhstan’s economy depends on oil and gas and the slump in the industry has put its economic resilience to the test. Its currency has devalued and
Transforming agriculture from a subsistence activity into a driver of development and growth
Bananas are turning into the ‘green gold’ of Angola. The country is the second biggest oil producer Africa, but revenues have gone down by at least
There are many challenges for Angola. The country is hoping private investment will help development but one of the biggest which lies ahead is
Angola’s Minister of Commerce Rosa Pacavira de Matos spoke to euronews about some of the key steps her country is taking to diversify its economy and
French President François Hollande has spent a day in Angola on his three-nation tour that also takes in Benin and Cameroon. Heading a team of 50
Managing food waste is both a challenge and an opportunity for developping countries. Every month, the St. Baasa factory in west Ghana transforms
African economies will grow 4.5 percent this year and rise to 5 percent in 2016. That’s the prediction of the African Development Bank – the AfDB. It
A key topic at the Astana Economic Forum 2015 was what did the countries gain and lose by joining the EEU. This week Kyrgyzstan became the latest Central Asian country to join the bloc.
The 2015 Princess of Asturias Social Sciences prizewinner is French economist Esther Duflo. Born in 1972 in the relatively short time since clinching
UN talks on climate change have run into overtime. About 190 nations have been gathered at the COP20 summit in Peru since December 1 hoping to agree
According to the latest report from the International Organisation of Francophonie, ie francophone countries, 760 million people will speak French by
An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic
In this edition of Target we turn the spotlight on Cabo Verde, some 500 kilometres off the coast of West Africa. This volcanic archipelago, also
Booming Chinese sales have been helping PSA Peugeot Citroen. Between July and September its revenue increased by 1.6 percent to 2.3 billion
A leading American Bitcoin transactions firm is expanding into the eurozone aiming to prove the virtual currency can be a mainstream, stable and
The UK’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has travelled to India for a three-day trip to boost economic ties. On the first day of his visit, Clegg
The Turkish economy has come a long way in the last decade, propelling Ankara’s ascent to greater global prominence. Prime minister and presidential
Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities
Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to
Nancy Jones Abeiderrahmane is an English woman living in Mauritania who recently published a book about her extraordinary life in the desert. The
Panama City, like the country, seems to be in a perpetual state of forward motion. For five years running it has had 10 percent annual growth and
Africa is surging ahead with positive economic growth and macro-economic development across the continent. New funds flowing in, innovative financing