Mali’s Plans to Weave Back its Economy

Mali is one of Africa’s largest cotton growers. But most of its harvest is shipped abroad. VOA takes us to a women’s cooperative working to add more value to that cotton at home. Malians have historically been good at making…

Ethiopia: The challenges of liberalizing the economy

By Samuel Getachew The government of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had been trying to find the right pace of reform before conflict in Tigray broke out in November, casting a pall over Nobel Peace Prize-winning Abiy’s plans. The state has played a…