Repositioning Agriculture to End Youth Migration in Africa

Repositioning Agriculture to End Youth Migration in Africa

Governments can also take charge of the marketing and distribution of harvested crops, poultry, fishery and livestock products, still making use of young people to achieve these objectives. The cost of government investment can then be deducted from total income and the profit provided as wages or salaries to the employed individuals. This plan does […]

The danger of the innovation narrative becoming a distraction in Africa

The danger of the innovation narrative becoming a distraction in Africa

In some striking ways Africa is the most “stable” economic region of the world. (Whilst most of our comments could apply to Africa as a whole, for the most part we are concerned with Sub-Sahara Africa). Since 1960, many of the parameters that define the continental economy have remained in a fixed ratio to comparative […]

The African Capacity Building Foundation – Straight Talk Africa

The African Capacity Building Foundation – Straight Talk Africa

This episode of Straight Talk Africa focuses on the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The African Union’s specialized agency for capacity development has coordinated programs worth $700 million dollars, across 48 countries since 1991. Guest-host Vincent Makori examines the work of the foundation with Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of ACFB and grantees Cynthia Coredo […]

Growing up too earlyChild marriage in Africa

Growing up too earlyChild marriage in Africa

print-edition iconPrint edition | Middle East and Africa Sep 22nd 2018 | ADDIS ABABA AND NIAMEY IN A dusty village in southern Niger, Fatia holds her daughter close to her breast, smiling, though the baby looks much too large for her. Four years ago she married at the age of 16, she reckons, but she […]

Young Africa: new wave of politicians challenges old guard

Young Africa: new wave of politicians challenges old guard

A wave of young politicians and activists are challenging ageing leaders across much of Africa, reflecting seismic shifts on the continent that are poised to dramatically change the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The new generation of politicians are in their mid-30s and can barely remember the cold war or the conflicts that […]

Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 September 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 September 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image caption A woman beautifies her hands with henna at a wedding in Adigrat town in northern Ethiopia on Sunday… Image caption Other women cook a spicy meat stew, called zigni, wearing bracelets handed out by one of the guests, […]

Egypt: Women defying odds washing cars [Business Africa]

Egypt: Women defying odds washing cars [Business Africa]

Car enthusiast Mona Kola and her business partner Dahlia Sweilam are breaking social norms The ladies have taken on the challenge of operating a women led car wash which they say is the first of its kind in the Egyptian capital.The pair began their small business looking for ways to make money, while also challenging […]

The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

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