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Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Opportunity?

Robots & Generative AI by Masadepan
With an estimated four billion people voting in elections in more than 60 countries this year, observers fear the increasing use of artificial intelligence will pose problems for the political process, from “deepfake” videos to mass disinformation campaigns. At an AFD-hosted conference last month, AI experts discussed the risks posed to human rights, possible solutions, and the work that remains to be done.
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African Economies 2024: Light at the end of the Tunnel?

Floods in Mozambique
Over the past year, economic growth across the African continent remained higher than global growth rates, but it was slower than in 2022. What explains the slowdown of some, and the advance of others? And what improvements can be made for the year ahead? We speak to AFD’s expert in African economies to find out.
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Through the lens

Rebuilding Lives after the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: One Year On

séisme Turquie
In February 2023, earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria, killing more than 50,000 people. They were among the most devastating earthquakes to have struck the region in almost a century, turning cities and towns into rubble and displacing close to 2 million people. We examine the swift action of AFD Group and its partners to help rebuild, and the results, one year on.