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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.

Publié en mai 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.

 

 

Publié en mai 2024

We often talk about emergence, the future, growth... Despite this flood of well meaning words and (legitimate) hopes, a few truths need to be stated as a prerequisite. For example: Africa is a continent with no energy. Both literally and figuratively. We consume around 5% of the world's primary energy, even though we account for 20% of its population.

Publié en mai 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.

Publié en mai 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’.

 

Publié en mai 2024

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

Publié en mai 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.

Publié en mai 2024

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

Publié en mai 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.

Publié en avril 2024