• Africa: an emerging destination for investments

    One of the major audit firms recently published its index on the attractiveness of Africa for 2017[1]. The report puts into perspective the economic trend of the continent in a rigorous and detailed way, enabling us to avoid the two pitfalls of Afro-optimism or Afro-pessimism. It should first be noted that 2016 has been the […]

  • A message for the youth of South Africa

    On June 16, South Africa commemorates Youth Day, a day to honour the role played by South Africa’s young women and men in the pursuit of independence and social economic development. As we reflect on the gains of the past, we also celebrate the successes of South Africa’s young entrepreneurs and innovators – taking on […]

  • What the preservation of our heritage tells us about our future

    Recently, in certain countries of Sahelian Africa such as Burkina Faso and Mali, there has been a renewed interest in the so-called “Nubian vault” architectural technique. Houses built according to this ancestral model, probably coming from the ancient Egyptians, are less costly, because they use the local earth for the bricks, more perennial (about fifty […]

  • Formal sector versus informal sector: towards reconciliation

    More often than not, particularly in Africa, we are used to opposing the formal and informal sectors. Shouldn’t we adopt for once a holistic approach of our economies and try to integrate more and more the informal sectors of our economies by the means of smart and fair policies? Behind this somewhat negative word, the […]

  • Oxford Africa Conference – Regional Integration and the Politics of Development Policy

    That was a great honour for me to participate in the Oxford Africa Conference along with Graca Machel and Donald Kaberuka. Here is the video : http://bit.ly/2rOsWRh 

  • Africa Nutrition Map

    African Heads of State and Government committed to the goals contained in the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which acknowledges that agriculture and food security are key determinants of nutrition that require coordinated and comprehensive responses from other sectors, including health, education, labour, social protection, and coordinated collaboration with multiple stakeholders. While it is a well-known fact […]

  • The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

    Africa can feed itself with its own resources. Read this great article from my friend Calestous Juma:  http://bit.ly/2q07owp

  • Africa Day, 25 May 2017

    Africa Day is a time for reflecting on who we are – an enterprising, innovative and resilient people. Today we not only celebrate who we are and our achievements, but we also focus on our continent’s future. 25 May, Africa Day, is a day for celebrating the occasion when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), […]

  • Commemoration of the Africa Day: showcasing African innovations

    Pretoria –  “The best way to believe in the future for Africa, is to believe in our innovations and in our innovators,” Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the NEPAD Agency stated in his keynote address at an event held to showcase African innovations. As part of the commemorations for Africa Day, this year the NEPAD […]

  • Political governance issues

    Watch my latest interview with Africanews http://bit.ly/2rLcgHX