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CONTENTS Contents April 2020 Issue Nº 472

Cover story Beyond the barrel: Africa’s green renewal

Business intelligence 4 News and deals from around Africa

Cover story 19 Africa’s green renewal gathers pace

16 Africa braces for coronavirus

Energy 19 Interview with Philippe Valahu, CEO, PIDG 22 Transmission and distribution 24 Going solar in Zimbabwe 26 Tullow Oil fights for its future

Opinion 28 An Africa summit we could all support 30 Women’s issues are economic issues

37 E-commerce boosts fashion industry 40 Technology: Uganda

Special Report: Nigeria 42 Economic outlook 45 Energy sector 46 Business climate 48 Trade 50 Focus on Lagos ferries 53 Focus on Dangote Group 55 Innovation 58 Dangote spearheads tomato production 60 Nigeria’s ID card project

Countryfiles 66 On the road with Gambia’s boxing team 69 Kagame and Museveni hammer out differences

Review 72 Review of Capital and

Ideology by Thomas Piketty

Last Word 74 Protecting the vulnerable against coronavirus

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