Wednesday, July 24, 2024

New report provides African governments real-time information and guidance to find...

Member states across Africa responded quickly to COVID-19 with public health and social measures (PHSM), including curfews and lockdowns, as well...

COVID-19 in Africa: a call for coordinated governance, improved health structures...

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has launched its report on COVID-19 in Africa, calling for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data...

Ethiopia’s satellite launch holds much promise for the country

After two missed deadlines, Ethiopia launched its long-awaited first satellite into space on Friday December 20, 2019. Proud officials and awed...

Economic outlook for Africa in 2020 looks good despite slowing global...

According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Africa’s economic diversity will shield it from the slowing global GDP growth....

Rural Africa’s development is key to continent’s growth

There is some disconnect between rural Africa’s portrayal in the media and what it contributes to the economic transformation of Africa. Narratives like this...

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister wins the Nobel Prize for Peace

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace, ahead of 301 candidates that included 16-year-old Swedish climate-change activist Greta...

Three important reforms to improve education systems across Africa

In my recent conversations with young people, educationists, and policy makers⁠—as part of Mastercard Foundation’s Secondary Education in Africa stakeholder consultations⁠—there is consensus that...

Developing Africa’s Youth to Respond to the Challenges of Digitization

Whenever I encounter high school graduates from Ghana or elsewhere on the African continent, I typically ask them a specific question — “What was...