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WEF Diary: Archbishop vs. Activists

As those who gathered for the World Economic Forum know all too well, Africa is a place of good and bad, of great optimism and troubling realities.…

GENDER: A policy imperative

2015 will be a reference year for the Gender Equality debate in Africa, 20 years after the Beijing Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA).…

Moving the economy forward

Cameroon has a pivotal place within Central Africa’s economic grouping, providing important access routes to sea ports on the Gulf of Guinea for its landlocked neighbours.…

OCP: leading the Moroccan march south

With access to one of the largest reserves of phosphates in the world, the OCP Group is a strategically important part of the Moroccan economy, and the company expects to take a leading role in the country’s industrialisation and to support the government’s desire to build trade and investment relationships with sub-Saharan Africa.…

New model farming

Social enterprises and multinationals are trialling new models to link smallholder farmers to inputs and markets in order to transform Africa’s agricultural economies.…

Leveraging Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Africa’s surging population growth could lead to social unrest and stalling economic development, unless the continent’s leaders can articulate new strategies to create productive jobs and build globally-relevant skills bases to drive their economies, says Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund.…