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#110/January-February-March 2020

03 EDITORIAL 06 MAILBAG 08 COFFEE WITH THE AFRICA

REPORT / Louise Mushikiwabo 10 YEAR IN IMAGES 18 OPINION / Alan Hirsch 20 QUIZ

25 WHATTOWATCH The Africa Report’s exclusive guide to theyearahead features theworlds of politics,business and culture

FEATURES 48 PROFILES/The rematch Theeconomy and corruption will be in thespotlight in Ghana’sDecember 2020 national electionasPresidentAkufo-Addoand formerpresident Mahama face offagain at thepolls

60 TECH/Hubs not hype Africa hasmorethan600 tech hubs andrising, rangingfrom incubators and accelerators to co-working sites. Whilethe start-up game is thesurvival of the fittest, it is also one where community is power

68 WIDE ANGLE/Beijing calling Chinaisseriously investinginAfrica’stelecoms and otherconsumermarkets againstabackdrop of game-changinggeopoliticaland ideologicalcompetition

76 INQUIRY/Buhari vs. Benin Theborderbattlebetween Nigeriaand Benin showsthe high costs of Buhari’s economicnationalism.Hewants Talontochange hisstrategy

86 CULTURE/The Beyoncé bounce Artists like BurnaBoy,YemiAlade and Salatiel werequick to release their own albums on thebackofBeyoncé’s TheLionKing: TheGift, on whichAfrican musicianscollaborated withthe Afrobeats-obsessed star

94 UK/AFRICA Brexitwillalter Britain’s relationships with Africancountries in terms of trade, investment anddiplomacy

114 EXTRACTIVES DOSSIER Licensingrounds in Angola’soil,gas and mining sectors will show how deep Lourenço’s reforms run

131 KENYA FOCUS In searchofaholistic waytostrengthenthe economy and national development

147 COUNTRY PROFILES Elections will decide thefuture leaders of fastgrowingcountries whileexporters of natural resourcesseek diversification

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