• Official visit of H.E Mr Mbagnick Ndiaye to the NEPAD Agency

    The NEPAD Agency received a delegation from the Republic of Senegal, led by H.E Mr Mbagnick Ndiaye, Minister in charge of Regional Integration, NEPAD and Francophonie. The Minister was accompanied by H.E Mr Baye Moctar Diop, Ambassador of Senegal in Ethiopia, Mrs Gnounka Diouf, Advisor to H.E Mr Macky Sall, President of the Republic of […]

  • The African Continental Free Trade Area – Another Significant Milestone Towards Africa’s Integration

    As a relatively young Minister in the mid-nineteen nineties sitting within my Organisation of African Union (OAU) peers, I pondered deeply if Africa will pull itself together and forge ahead. At that time, Rwanda was coming out of its genocide and most of West Africa was still experiencing military coups. Central Africa was somewhat calm […]

  • Africa needs ‘integrated approach’ to economies

    Trade is essential for Africa’s development and liberalising it is key. But is a Free Trade Area the answer? Sceptics say it’s an addition to the African Union’s flagship Agenda 2063 and that Africa has too many programmes and protocols. The BBC’s Lerato Mbele met with Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive of NEPAD (New Partnership for […]

  • World TB Day

    It is unjust and unacceptable for 1.7 million people to die of Tuberculosis each year worldwide – a disease that is not only preventable, but can be treated and defeated. As we commemorate World TB Day on 24 March, we must reflect and begin to ask ourselves pertinent questions on how we fight TB in […]

  • March 21 – Human Rights Day in South Africa

    The commemoration of Human Rights Day in South Africa is a reminder to all of us on the African continent to ensure that no one gets left behind. As we continue to make strides towards attaining the aspirations enshrined in Agenda 2063, our continent’s vision for ‘The Africa We Want,’ we first and foremost recognise […]

  • HUMAN CAPITAL IS THE VITAL ASSET OF NATIONS

    GDP and GDP growth, often regarded as benchmarks when it comes to assessing the economic situation of a country, have long been controversial. Already in 1992, following the Earth Summit in Rio, several economists had begun to look at the notion of “sustainability”, believing that GDP did not take into account the stock of natural […]

  • TIME IS NOW TO SCALE UP WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND NUTRITION ACTIVISM IN AFRICA

    Op-ed by Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of IPU, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency and Nahas Angula, former Prime Minister of Namibia and Convener of the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN) INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018 Johannesburg, 08 March 2018 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, three African leaders and activists, Martin Chungong, Cameroonian […]

  • Multilateralism: Opportunities and challenges for Africa

    Rome, Italy, February 14, 2018 – Increasing numbers of people around the world are living in contexts, which for different reasons, may be considered to be fragile. Situations associated with relatively low institutional capacities, social and political instability, as well as (in some cases) conflict, are reducing resilience to shocks emanating from climate and weather-related […]

  • “Transitions”: Preface by Carlos Lopes

    Another timely and straightforward article from Carlos Lopes, on Africa’s industrialisation. A great read! Africa’s prospects are again being questioned for many reasons: some quite familiar, like commodity prices, debt or conflict; others less so, such as climate change, technology or migration. To link the fortunes of a continent to its natural resources bounty should […]

  • African States’ Fragility and resilience

    If we want things to move forward and improve, especially for the economic and social development of our people, we sometimes have to recognize our weaknesses. One of the most important today is the weakness of the State in most of our countries. This weakness can quickly turn into fragility, as we have seen with […]