Africa's middle class is growing - and their greater purchasing power is providing a boost to business.
The German development minister has warned African businesses against taking out loans from China. At the same time, the German Finance Ministry is hoping Beijing will be using more financial services from overseas.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has introduced dramatic reforms since assuming power more than nine months ago. But as ethnic clashes flare, the changes may not be enough to stabilize the nation.
Land reform has been costly for the Zimbabwean economy. But not for Zambia, where agriculture has benefited from Zimbabwean white commercial farmers. Is this a cautionary tale for South Africa and its land reform plans?
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
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