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Talk Africa: Kenya elections 2017 (Part one)

Kenya goes to the elections this week. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta will be up against former Prime Minister and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga. The race has drawn 8 presidential contestants in total, but a...

Talk Africa: Kenya’s Plastic Ban

In Kenya, over 24 million plastic bags are used monthly, which also constitutes the biggest challenge to solid waste management in the country, but possibly not for long. The country is set to become...

Talk Africa: Africa’s e-commerce opportunity [Part 2]

E-commerce remains a relatively recent industry in Africa, where youth unemployment is still a major political and socio-economic challenge. This is despite the recent strong growth performance of many African countries. A particular challenge for...

Talk Africa: Africa’s e-commerce Opportunity [Part 1]

Asia’s richest man who is also the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Mr. Jack Ma, visited  East Africa this past week. En route to the Youth Connekt summit in Kigali, Rwanda, Ma made a...

Talk Africa: G20’s Africa Partnership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQxjshs4D0w Guinean President Alpha Conde has called on African countries to take charge of their destiny amidst global re-alignment; particularly the rise of economic & political insularism. In a wide-ranging interview with CGTN's Beatrice Marshall at the...

TALK AFRICA: Africa’s Cyber Security

In the first half of this year, cyber-attacks have affected millions across the globe, and as more Africans get connected to the internet than ever before, increasing questions are being asked as to exactly...

TALK AFRICA: Lifting Africa’s Poor

China and Africa need to join hands to fight poverty, that is the central theme at this year's China-Africa high level think tank forum, held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa. As experts...

TALK AFRICA: Africa and the Paris Climate Accord

African countries comparatively contribute negligible amounts of carbon to the world's total of greenhouse gas emissions. However, they still bear the brunt of global warming. Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision to withdraw...

Talk Africa: Kenya’s New Railway

Kenya has launched its long-awaited Standard Gauge Railway. The project is built and funded in partnership with Chinese companies and is expected to contribute at least 1.5% growth to the country's GDP. The launch has...

TALK AFRICA: Kenya’s new railway

This week on Talk Africa! The SGR is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence in 1963, and now it is fully operational. The 485km link will more than halve travel time for passengers...