Monday, December 2, 2019

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...

Africa leads with plastic ban

As of July 2018, one hundred and twenty-seven (127) out of 192 countries reviewed (about 66%) have adopted some form of legislation to regulate...

Funding Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

Key to enabling African economies to make the most of their opportunities is developing infrastructure in the region. Across the continent, new laws are...

Fintech technology a potential driver of African economies, over traditional sectors

The report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region's economic performance. The regions include;...

Digital Economy can unlock new opportunities for Africa – Africa’s Pulse...

Africa continues to make important strides with regards to the adoption of digital technologies and the opportunities it presents to unlock new economic outcomes...