Archive for: Africa

As Africa’s Grows, Poverty Must Be Reduced

As Africa’s Grows, Poverty Must Be Reduced

Africa’s booming economic growth fuelled by a rigorous focus on government and citizen accountability will boost poverty reduction and promote shared prosperity, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, the twice-yearly analysis of the economic trends and latest data […]

 
 

Rich Africa Vs Poor Africa!

Rich Africa Vs Poor Africa!

Recently the Foreign Affairs published an article, “Africa’s Economic Boom: Why the Pessimists and the Optimists are Both Right,” by Shantayanan Devarajan and Wolfgang Fengler. Yet the biggest takeaway  in two essential paragraphs: What should we make of all the contradictory evidence? At first […]

 
 

For Africa’s Youth, Jobs are Job One

For Africa’s Youth, Jobs are Job One

  There’s a lot more “raw data” to convince you things are bad in the job market. On the surface, labor market statistics in Africa show that overall unemployment levels for the region are hovering just above the global average while […]

 
 

This Week’s Africa’s Great: Hail And Farewell Chinua Achebe

Achebe died in Boston, at age 82. He was a towering figure of world letters, most famous for his first novel, Things Fall Apart, which was published in 1958 and went on to sell some 10 million copies and be translated into […]

 
 

Africa Can Feed The World: Says A Harvard Professor

Africa Can Feed The World: Says A Harvard Professor

Calestous Juma, a Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of Innovation for Economic Development Program at Harvard Kennedy School believes that the neglect of agriculture has been a defining feature of Africa’s economic policy over the last four decades. He however […]