• The Inaugural African Economic Platform will strengthen common policies

    A new structure to strengthen the South-South economic and political axis was launched in Mauritius last month. The inaugural African Economic Platform (AEP), an Agenda 2063 programme, was attended by the Chairperson of the African Union, several Prime Ministers and high profile personalities of the continent. The AEP is an initiative driven by Africans to […]

  • The spectre of recolonisation

    Among the many challenges facing Africa, there is one that cuts across them all and with painful echoes of our recent history, the possible recolonization of the continent. There has been a disturbing sense that foreign actors are taking hold of the assets and the growth of the continent. This fear is multifaceted, there is […]

  • International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda 7 April 2017

    In making strides towards the goal of transforming our continent into “The Africa We Want” – a peaceful, strong and united Africa, reflection on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda reminds us that we cannot take our peace and security for granted. Current and past events in African and around the world, as evidenced by the […]

  • The African youth should be invited to co-create its future

    Increasingly the youth, who constitute an overwhelming majority of the population of African countries, feel disenfranchised from their political representatives and other figures of authority. This is a youth which is connected and exposed everyday through television, via the internet or the radio to foreign realities, and one which exercises, therefore, a degree of autonomy […]

  • The farmer, an entrepreneur like any other

    African agriculture is no longer a traditional way of life, it is a business. And like any other, it will grow, through investment and access to markets. The African farmer, like any other entrepreneur, and perhaps even more so, needs to take into account the uncertain nature of business. The farmer will be at the […]

  • Technological leapfrogging: the other side of the coin

    The technological leap has been one of the big themes of the African economic history for the past 10 years. Today, it represents a huge transformative potential insofar as infrastructure development and socio-economic challenges are concerned. Africa has, indeed, taken the bull by the horns in embracing mobile technology, demonstrating leadership in innovation in the […]

  • The coproduction of public policy, a route for innovation in Africa

    Public-private partnerships are key to the sustained development of Africa. But here is another partnership framework, deserving of our full attention and investment, one that will improve good governance, productivity and efficiency. We can no longer look at policy through the lenses of the model of governance of the early postcolonial days. It is no […]

  • NEPAD Annual Report

    The NEPAD Annual Report 2016 is now available here. This Report highlights some of the work we did during the past year and our projects for the years to come. I invite you to take a look at it. Your suggestions and comments are welcome on that blog. I will definitely answer all of your questions […]

  • Africa’s future depends on its scientists. Time to stop the brain drain

    Article written by: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim President of the Republic of Mauritius, Office of the President of Mauritius, Thomas Kariuki Director, African Academy of Sciences, Ibrahim Mayaki CEO, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Africa’s future lies in the hands of its scientists. From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology and innovation (STI) to secure a prosperous […]

  • Manifesto for 2017

    Dear friends, I was keen to send you, today itself, my very best wishes for 2017. May this year be rich, full of promise and may all your projects be met with success. This is a pivotal year for our continent, indeed, it will be marked by a change of leadership at the head of the […]