• South Africa’s Youth Day

    It is now 42-years since the memorable day of the Soweto Uprising. Fast forward to 2018, June 16 is annually commemorated as Youth Day in South Africa to recognise the courageous action of these youths, and also remember the souls of those who died in the uprising and the families who carry the direct impact […]

  • Intra-continental migration, a windfall for Africa

    Could it be that we have missed a fundamental phenomenon structuring the African economies? By focusing the debate on extra-continental migration and its impact on relations between African countries and their partners, we have forgotten that most of the migration from Africa is intra-continental migration. According to a recent UNCTAD report, 19 million people migrate […]

  • Africa’s Critical Choices: coming soon

    I would like to inform you that a new book I have written will soon be published, first in French and then in English. It is called “Africa’s critical choices”. This book is a dear project I have had for a long time. It is addressed to the generation that will take up positions of […]

  • Africa Day

    “Let us all unite and celebrate together The victories won for our liberation Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together To defend our liberty and unity…” That is how the African Union anthem starts. Today, the 25th of May, all of us Africans on the continent and in the diaspora join together to celebrate Africa […]

  • Africa and the debt trap

    In its latest “Economic Outlook” for Africa published on 7 December last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not hide its scepticism about the evolution of the African economies. The average growth forecast for the zone is certainly rising, however, going from 2.8% in 2017 to 3.34 in 2018. Africa is benefiting mainly from […]

  • Mo Ibrahim Forum 2018 – Roundtable on Public Services in Africa

    I was delighted to participate to the Mo Ibrahim Forum 2018’s roundtable on Public Services in Africa. Here is the link. The 2018 Ibrahim Forum focused this year on public services in 21st century Africa: their key relation to good governance and effective leadership, new challenges and current shortcomings, the ways and means to strengthen […]

  • Improving public service delivery in Africa

    I share with you my latest interview on  CNBC AFRICA during the Mo Ibrahim Forum. Over 70 per cent of Africa’s population live in rural areas. However, there is little allocation of resources in those areas, rendering Public Service inefficient. Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD’s CEO spoke to CNBC Africa on how to improve public services.

  • Africa needs to reform public sector to ensure effective service delivery

    Africa needs to reform its public service for effective service delivery to citizens, officials and experts said at a panel session on Saturday. “We must address African public sector challenges adequately through reforms to ensure economic growth and accelerate development,” said Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Agency “The public sector is […]

  • 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 […]