Startups Are Key To Africa's Economic Growth

Startups Are Key To Africa's Economic Growth

On 18 March this year, I walked into the Impact Hub in Ikoyi, Lagos. Thirty-six eager faces waited. The first class of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa, a Google programme that we’ve now brought to Africa. These companies were green, just starting out, some of them had raised some funding, others not. All were excited to […]

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to perform. But our schools and universities have […]

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer from the Turkana ethnic group performs in blue light at a cultural festival in Kenya’s capital Nairobi… Image copyright AFP Image caption All in all, 14 ethnic groups were represented, […]

HM Trade Commissioner for Africa appointed

HM Trade Commissioner for Africa appointed

More than £28 billion of goods and services traded between the UK and Africa in 2016. Africa is home to 4 of the world’s top 6 fastest-growing economies: Libya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Africa’s long-term success matters to the UK. Today (Wednesday 20 June), International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP appoints Emma Wade-Smith […]

Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa's Most Popular Art Form

Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa's Most Popular Art Form

Joana Choumali, Mme Djeneba Haabré, 2013–14. ©JOANA CHOUMALI AND 50 GOLBORNE GALLERY Last fall, Jeanne Mercier, a French critic and curator based in Portugal, traveled to London to launch a new book. Her destination was the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, then commencing its fifth edition in the city of its founding, and the subject […]

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar this month made its first major Africa play with the rollout of a comprehensive program on the continent for 2019, a move that coincides with a what tour operators say is an overall surge in African travel interest. Subscribe to our free eNewsletters AfricaAlaskaCaribbeanCruiseDaily BulletinEuropeFamsFloridaHawaiiHome BasedLas VegasLuxuryMexicoRiver CruiseTravel Weekly China Bulletin “There is definitely […]

Now, even the World Bank thinks land reform is a priority for South Africa

Now, even the World Bank thinks land reform is a priority for South Africa

The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions it reached on issues like land redistribution. The report, which includes contributions from a long list of external consultants including myself, the National Planning Commissionand Statistics South Africa, is the […]

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