Africa's general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020. But improved macroeconomic and employment outcomes require industry to lead growth, according to the 2019 African Economic Outlook report, launched by the African Development Bank. Published annually...
Cereal giants, Senegal, is relying on fonio, a small, nutty grain, to feed their families. Adja Aissata Aya Ndiaye, a farmer in Kedougou in southeastern Senegal, believes fonio could become a staple across the continent, and eventually around the world. In far away New York, Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam, has...
Mining in Angola is an activity with great economic potential.The country has one of the largest and most diversified mining resources in Africa. With diamonds being the second leading export for the country behind oil, Angola currently ranks as the third largest producer of diamond in Africa. The revenue realised...
About the Event: The Nigeria Democracy & Development Forum & Awards Dinner 2019 is a strategic gathering convened as part of African Leadership magazine’s effort to provide the opportunity to spotlight and promote Africa’s developmental and democratic strides, while enabling conversations on best practices, especially as key African nations, including...
Abuja, the Nigerian capital shall play host to the gathering of political, business and diplomatic leaders, during the forthcoming Nigeria Democracy & Development Forum, billed to hold on the 3 February 2019, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. The event, with the theme: “From Africa to the World: Galvanizing the...
Introduction On July 9, 2011, Africans from all walks of life joined the people of South Sudan to celebrate the birth of a new nation. For the diverse ethnocultural groups that make up this new country, independence marked the culmination of an extremely long and bloody struggle for them to...
By Jacqueline M. Klopp By 2030, Africa will be a predominantly urban continent. Its growing cities already serve as crucibles of growth, creativity and innovation; providing livelihoods, markets, arts, manufacturing, services, technology, connectivity and education for large numbers of people including those from and in rural areas. Reflecting the strong...
Ghana’s Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is set to receive a US$600 million loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the bank’s president, Akinwuni Adesina, has revealed. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Adesina intimated that the bank...
By Abednego Waliki Aside from the roles that citizens play in attaining and maintaining a remarkable developmental stride, one other aspect that will bring to the actualization of a sustainable path towards the transformation of the African continent, is in the leadership structure and management. Hence, the place that leadership...
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to rebound to an average of 2% in 2018, up from an average 1.4% in 2017 according to a new World Bank report. The modest rebound in growth is driven mostly by the recent rise in oil prices,...