Creating a strategic plan for Africa

Creating a strategic plan for Africa

SA needs $8bn for water and sanitation projects, are investors biting?

SA needs $8bn for water and sanitation projects, are investors biting?

Op-ed: Youth are the antibodies defending our feverish mother earth

Young people can and are speeding up the response to climate change.

Op-ed: Forget internet scams: young Nigerians now use digital tech for good  

The same technology that enables cybercrime in Nigeria is also the very tool that can transform the lives of millions of young people in the country.

Op-ed: Africa needs an insurance policy against future epidemics

In order to prevent another catastrophe on the scale of Ebola, Africa should capitalise on the current momentum to nurture innovation and build its capacity to detect, respond to and contain infectious disease outbreaks.

Africa needs to take urgent action to harness its youth dividend

Without urgent action to address stagnating levels of competitiveness, Africa’s economies will not create enough jobs for the young people entering the job market.

Op ed: Embracing “islandization”: how an unlikely opportunity could help Africa achieve inclusive growth

The opportunities presented by emerging technology breakthroughs are vast. They have the potential, when combined and connected, to transform our manufacturing and production systems, entire business models, our economic outlook, the future of employment and even our stewardship of the world around us.

Op-ed: Drawing on the past to chart the future: how Sub-Saharan Africa can...

How can the growth engine in Sub-Saharan African be restarted, asks Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the African Department (AFR) at the International Monetary Fund.

Op-ed: Are sovereign Eurobonds making a comeback in Africa?

One of the key issues to be discussed at the World Economic Forum – Africa gathering this week is the ongoing development of capital...

Op-ed: The road to Africa’s future growth is paved with electronic payments  

Electronic payments offer a highway to Africa's future growth.
Almost half of African women are entrepreneurs; these are their struggles...

Op-ed: Africa’s start-ups are booming but more needs to be done

Africa's entrepreneurs are booming but lack finance from banks. This is how investors can create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs.

Encouraging youth economic participation through Shared Growth

By 2040, Africa is expected to have the largest workforce in the world, 40% of which will consist of young people.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe says gov't will take over all diamond operations

Zimbabwe is not a fragile state: President Mugabe

Mugabe was a panellist on a debate about fragile states

Innovative ideas and new growth models will drive economic growth

The circular economy is an innovative solution that can be implemented to deal with global challenges.
Liberia monitors over 150 Ebola contacts as virus re-emerges

There’s an education revolution taking place in Liberia. How can we make sure it...

“In Liberia, a woman’s place is in the market, the church, the kitchen, or the bed. But not for one little girl,” Helene Cooper writes.

Making rich Africa work for poor Africans

When all is said and done, successful implementation will depend on Africans shared values and identity.

Co-creating solutions to fix Africa’s health challenges

How the pharmaceutical industry can work with other partners – including other private sector companies, government, and faith-based organistions – to overcome access issues in poor countries.

Africa has a new funder

According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016.

SA President Zuma speaks at WEF Africa on being booed, Africa is the future

President Jacob Zuma shares his feelings on being booed and tenure as president amid so much protest,