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OPINION: How can African governments trigger a green revolution?

Business as usual will not bring about agricultural transformation – African leaders must make some firm decisions at this year’s AGRF, writes Boaz Blackie Keizire – head of policy and advocacy at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).…

Nurturing ‘grey matter’ is also infrastructure

Few Africans in the global leadership space are as instantly recognisable as the Senegalese Makhtar Diop, who as the head of the Africa Department at the World Bank over the past six years, placed the continent and its needs at the very centre of the organisation’s heart.

African borrowing gets smarter

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), recently revealed that Africa’s annual infrastructure gap now stands at as much as $170bn.

Will Africa’s new ports boost trade?

According to the recent PwC report Strengthening Africa’s Gateways to Trade it is 1.5 to 3.5 times more expensive to ship a container from Africa than it is on comparable routes between other continents.…

Has Africa learned its lesson on debt?

Thirteen years after the debt relief movement saw billions in unsustainable public borrowing written off by Western creditors, there are worrying signs that African economies could be lurching towards another crisis.…

Interview with Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey Africa

Acha Leke, senior partner at McKinsey Africa, is one of Africa’s most sought-out consultants, serving governments, multinationals and private sector institutions across Africa on issues of economic development, tax administration, growth strategies, holistic transformations, and investment decisions.