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In less than two decades, climate change and its consequences have become a matter of the utmost urgency for Africa. We are the poorest, the most fragile, the least developed, and yet we are heavily impacted.

Published on June 2024

It's a daily scourge that is quietly gaining ground, growing and worsening year by year. Between coups d'état, wars, terrorism, droughts and other distressing events plaguing the continent, no-one seems to be paying much attention to it. Yet drug trafficking and counterfeiting are skyrocketing in West Africa, claiming around 500,000 victims a year.

Published on July 2024

FRONT PAGE

By 2030, Africa will be producing half a million tonnes of "white gold", which is twelve times more than it does currently. Producer countries are looking to locally refine this "white gold", which is the linchpin of our energy transition, to carve out a niche for themselves in a highly strategic value chain.

Published on July 2024
An illustration representing Estevanico, pioneer in the exploration of the American continent.ALAMY

Doctor of History Marc Terrisse took an interest in the life of this incredible trailblazer, tracing his life from Morocco to Arizona.

Published on June 2024
NORA NOOR

The Franco-Tunisian artist returns, armed not only with a new album, but also a collection of poetry. Blending a love of rhythms and words and political awareness.

Published on July 2024

In French

L’Afrique émet entre 3% et 9% des émissions carbone de la planète. Pourtant, les impacts sont déjà là. Inondations, chaleurs extrêmes, sécheresses, coûts humains et économiques, montée des océans… L’heure n’est plus uniquement au bilan, mais à la mise en place de solutions efficaces et à plus de justice internationale.

Published on June 2024

Dans le cadre du salon du livre d'Abidjan, un hommage a été rendu à BBY, avec l’annonce d’un prix à son nom.

Published on June 2024

Top stories

The Franco-Tunisian artist returns, armed not only with a new album, but also a collection of poetry. Blending a love of rhythms and words and political awareness.

Published on July 2024

Despite emitting between 3% and 9% of the planet's carbon emissions, Africa is already suffering the effects. Floods, extreme heat, drought, rising sea levels, economic and human ... The time has come not just to take stock, but to implement effective solutions and achieve greater international justice.

Published on June 2024

Doctor of History Marc Terrisse took an interest in the life of this incredible trailblazer, tracing his life from Morocco to Arizona.

Published on June 2024

Have Mandela's heirs failed? It's been thirty years now, but the ANC has never managed to reduce the social inequalities that were the poisonous legacy of apartheid. Corruption, complacency and violence have taken root. The general elections on 29 May could see the historic party lose its absolute majority for the first time.

Published on May 2024

No longer the stuff of science fiction, the coastal corridor linking these two mega-cities, via Accra, Lomé and Cotonou, could have half a billion inhabitants by the end of the century. A giant urban territory, which raises countless questions, starting with logistics, transport, and energy.

Published on May 2024

Bechir Ben Yahmed left us three years ago. On 3 May, International Press Freedom Day, like a final salute. Here is our tribute to him, first published in Afrique Magazine in June 2021.

 

 

Published on May 2024

ARTS, DESIGN, TRAVEL

The Senegalese singer has followed up his promising debut album with ‘Passeport’, a groovy, socially conscious album.

Published on July 2024

Witnessing the magic of the great migration, which brings the Tanzanian plains to life every year, is an unforgettable experience.

Published on May 2024

First discovered on The Voice, this young French singer of Ivorian descent is making a name for herself with her promising second EP, Autolyse.

Published on May 2024

Following a few seasons of reflection, British jazzman Shabaka Hutchings has released a debut album, both solo and collaborative, of rare contemplative beauty.

Published on May 2024

Not only prolific but committed too, the Ivorian artist is back with an album featuring acoustic versions of his own compositions. A genuine triumph!

AM: It's no easy task, revisiting songs from your own repertoire, from ‘Plus rien ne m'étonne’ to ‘Justice’.

 

Published on May 2024

He describes himself as a Frenchman of West African descent and he's imposed his style on the culinary scene in Paris, the world's most demanding gastronomic capital. Interview with a Michelin-star chef of boundless creativity, who has made multiculturalism and fusion his trademarks.

Published on April 2024

Business & development

By 2030, Africa will be producing half a million tonnes of "white gold", which is twelve times more than it does currently. Producer countries are looking to locally refine this "white gold", which is the linchpin of our energy transition, to carve out a niche for themselves in a highly strategic value chain.

Published on July 2024

The objective is to become fully involved in promoting sustainable human development, both in Morocco and in the regions of the global South, through skills development and knowledge sharing.

Published on June 2024

Massive investments by the Emirates and Saudi Arabia are providing temporary relief for an economy in crisis. But there is widespread resistance to what many see as a selling-off of assets.

Published on May 2024

While the price of this safe-haven commodity continues to rise, there is little return for producer countries. Refining capacity is low and the informal sector still dominates. Ecowas recommends formalising artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

Published on April 2024

Considered for a long time to be a gold mine, they are now being called into question. COP28 in Dubai failed to reach agreement on their regulation. Some see them as a false solution, while others are signing agreements with African countries left and right.

Published on April 2024

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Addis Ababa and Somaliland on January 1st, granting Ethiopia 'autonomous' access to the sea, is reshaping strategic dynamics in an already delicate region. Aboubaker Omar Hadi delves into the competitiveness and medium-term aspirations of Djibouti's port infrastructure.

Published on January 2024

SPECIAL SURVEYS

Regional constraints and crises notwithstanding, the country is investing, imagining and preparing for tomorrow.

Published on June 2024

Firmly at the helm, President Bola Tinubu and his government are carrying out sweeping reforms to raise the bar and restore Nigeria to its rightful place as the continent’s leader.

Published on January 2024

There are ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. Sights are set not only on doubling the country's wealth but also getting a far-reaching modernisation process underway, not only for the state but also for the private sector and the people.

Published on January 2022