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Africa Development

Terrorism and Security in Africa: A Global Challenge

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

The African Leaders Summit is an opportunity for African leaders and the U.S. to discuss these issues collectively and acknowledge and deepen U.S. engagement.

Addressing Africa's Energy Gap for Economic Development: Key Elements --Demographics and Infrastructure

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Africa's efforts to pivot its focus, resources and talent toward addressing in a more comprehensive, effective, and efficient manner its energy infrastructure gap is paramount to sustainable economic development.

The 5th BRICS Summit: Lessons for the "Developed" World

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Since May 2010, I have suggested re-coining the term BRICs which, as we all know, focuses on the economic prowess and growth rates of Brazil, Russia, India, China and in Africa only South Africa.

African Pension Funds: The missing Link to African Development?

Mahamadou Lamine Sagna | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business
Mahamadou Lamine Sagna

Looking at the world demographic trends, it is clear that the future of the world might just be played in Africa: Africa is the "youth" of the world. This is a reservoir of youth, reservoir with big investment needs.

Africa Rising

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivanley Noisette

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.

Smarter Development: Part 1 of 3

Stephen Shames | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

We must make a greater commitment to educating Africa's greatest resource -- the brain of the African child. We need to move the African child to the front row of our development agenda.

The Value, Role, & Impact of Public-Private Partnerships for Africa's Development

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

What is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and what value does this development paradigm have for Africa?

Africa Not Fit For Print; The 'Light' Side Of The 'Dark' Continent

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Jonathan Kalan

America views Africa through nonprofits and disaster-craven media, while America through the glorified prism of the culture we export around the world. Jersey Shore isn't all of America. And Darfur isn't all of Africa.

Helping the Poor by Helping the Rich?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Peter Bosshard

Most of the world's poorest people lack access to basic services such as clean water and electricity. Over the past 50 years, centralized water and power projects have largely bypassed these population groups.

The Power of Partnerships in Africa

Kofi Annan | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Kofi Annan

More can, and should be, done to facilitate the spread of partnership models in Africa. Too often, activities remain small-scale, localized and isolated, as actors lack the capacity, resources or incentives to scale up their operations.