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Interview

Mini-grid and maxi-task

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Kandeh Yumkella, former director general of the UNIDO industrial development organization in Vienna, sees the long-awaited electrification of Africa as having difficulties in financing issues - and hopes for Europe.

Comment

True Grit

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
It sounds downright euphoric when visions for Africa's energy future are drawn up internationally: For example, the steadily increasing demand for energy should in future come entirely from renewable sources ...

Interview

Waste with value

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Andrea Werdin, Head of Marketing at Koa, is convinced that cocoa fruit juice will soon be on everyone's lips.

Automobile market

Driving tests in Africa

The Volkswagen Group has opened its sixth location in Africa with an assembly plant in Ghana. In perspective, significantly more new cars are to be manufactured in Africa than before.

Energy in Africa

Charged up

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
The still inadequate power supply on the African continent limits the productivity and well-being of millions of people. The potential of renewable energy sources is immense – and could be realized with capital from abroad.

Cocoa

More than just the bean

Issue 88 - summer 2020
Only the cocoa beans are important for chocolate production. Some pioneering companies develop innovative products from the valuable remains of the fruit.

Corona in developing countries

Global quake

Issue 87 - summer 2020
The corona crisis has reached the whole world with its immense direct and indirect effects. While Africa strikes a balance between infection numbers and socio-economic damage, some Latin American countries are sinking into chaos.

Interview

Demand grows

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Anthea Houston, an expert in social housing in South Africa, will get even more work as a result of the corona crisis.

Interview

Outlook for Africa

Issue 87 - summer 2020
African economist Tim Heinemann believes that the African institutions' crisis work to date has been successful. To master the long way out of the socio-economic misery, the European private sector is also needed.

Comment

reconstruction

Issue 87 - summer 2020
To classify the corona crisis as a positive wake-up call in terms of deceleration, as has sometimes been heard in this country, is rather selfish in the face of global devastation. Yet...