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Five Things I Learned From Talking to a Nigerian President

Amer Taleb | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Amer Taleb

2. Nigeria needs better leadership

Africa's Present Vs Future

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

During the 2014 annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Kigali, Rwanda last May, the mood was both optimistic and pessimistic.

Imagine Africa in 2063

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Within Africa is a yearning, a dream and an understanding that Africa is a giant, waiting to wake up and shake up the world. Over a billion people and growing stronger by day, and unparalleled resources.

How to Tackle Africa's Challenge of Spreading the Benefits of the Newfound Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Africa's economic woes once seemed intractable. Not anymore. Economies south of Sahara, long considered as the poster child of sluggish growth, have recently and suddenly surged, posting some of the world's most impressive growth rates.

Power Up

Joseph Lake | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph Lake

The American business community is waking up to something their Chinese counterparts have known for some time: Fast economic growth in Africa will bring high rewards to those who invest there early.

The Paradox of Africa's Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Why is Africa's job growth so weak while its economic growth outlook is just fine, even robust? The reasons are structural in nature and three-fold.

Sub-Saharan Africa 2013: Striving to Be a More Perfect Continent

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSAfrica) today is not your mother's Africa. It is a region that continues to undergo for the most part positive political and eco...

Should We Say BRICS or BRICA?

Richard Attias | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Africa's rise is no longer just beginning - this is definitely an emerging region, despite the political conflicts occurring in Mali, the Central African Republic and elsewhere. Africa needs to manage its transformation through homegrown solutions.

South by Southwest: More Than Money-making

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

"South By," to use that rather flat, familial nickname habitués have given their annual festival here, South by Southwest, contrived to be in itself a somewhat flat event this year.

Hotspot or Hotbed? A Tale of Two Africas

Robert_Nolan | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Will the long-term opportunity to engage Africa more deeply in terms of trade and investment be trumped by security initiatives? The answer is likely yes. And that's not good for the U.S. or Africa.

What About Including Women in Africa's Transformation?

Kristine Pearson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Kristine Pearson

South Africa's minister of finance delivered heartfelt remarks, reminding us that there are a billion lives that need to benefit from Africa's transformation. Little did I realize how swiftly and significantly Minister Gordhan's words would touch me.

Africa and the Great Recession: Changing Times

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

In previous global downturns, sub-Saharan Africa has usually been badly affected -- but not this time around. But in sub-Saharan Africa, growth for the region as a whole has remained reasonably strong.

The AGOA Problem: Africa's Hidden Secret

Atim Oton | Posted 01.14.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

AGOA should spell opportunity for Africans, but go into Ghana today and you will have a lot of Ghanaians in an uproar about it. Why?

Africa's Emergence (Part 1)

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ten years from now, you will regret not having bought property in Accra, Cape Town or Nairobi today. Sub-Saharan Africa -- "Africa," for short -- is about to emerge.

Tunisia's Coming Islamist Economy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Tunisia prepares for democratic elections, foremost in the minds of many Tunisians is the potential rise of Islamist political parties, and the fear that religious politicians will engineer a merger between mosque and state.

Ghana's Recent Economic Surge

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Ghana has been the "warrior king" in Africa. Between 2000 and 2009, its average annual growth rate in terms of GDP per-capita was 17.6%, as compared to the rich countries' 3.05%.

Time of Crisis and Opportunity

Kofi Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kofi Annan

At Davos, our business and political leaders must show they understand that our world has shifted for good and that we have to change with it or perish.