Tuesday, January 28, 2020

How to unlock Africa’s $3tn free trade opportunity

The African Union is putting the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into operation. It will be the world's largest free trade area by...

Rural Africa’s development is key to continent’s growth

There is some disconnect between rural Africa’s portrayal in the media and what it contributes to the economic transformation of Africa. Narratives like this...

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets

The African Governance Report, published today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, draws on data from the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) and shares new...

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister wins the Nobel Prize for Peace

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace, ahead of 301 candidates that included 16-year-old Swedish climate-change activist Greta...

International Youth Day 2019: Nigerian Youth and Transforming Education

Nigeria has a very young population, with a median age of 18.4 years of age (World Population Review) more than 70% of Nigeria’s population...

Three important reforms to improve education systems across Africa

In my recent conversations with young people, educationists, and policy makers⁠—as part of Mastercard Foundation’s Secondary Education in Africa stakeholder consultations⁠—there is consensus that...

Mergers and acquisitions deal value rises in Africa in the first...

There was a sharp increase in the value of total mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in Africa in the first half of 2019 (H1...

Developing Africa’s Youth to Respond to the Challenges of Digitization

Whenever I encounter high school graduates from Ghana or elsewhere on the African continent, I typically ask them a specific question — “What was...