• My speech on behalf of the AUC Chairperson to mark the beginning of African Dialogue Series 2018, New York

    Ladies, and gentlemen It is a privilege to address you today on behalf of His Excellency Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This is indeed an opportune time to take stock and chart the way forward to enhancing strategic partnerships in a context where multilateralism is being attacked, and questions […]

  • THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE RURAL AREA

    African Agriculture Facing Challenges of Entrepreneurship. We need to challenge the traditional sources of financing and investment in the agricultural sector and introduce alternative, innovative private sector financing methods. Not a week goes by without a trade show or newspaper article dedicated to African agriculture. The topics range from the untapped potential of African agriculture […]

  • CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AFRICA RIGHT UP TO ITS MOST ANCIENT SYMBOLS

    In June, the study of a team of researchers published in the journal Nature Plants alerted about the gradual disappearance for a decade of the vast majority of the oldest baobabs in Africa *. Eight of the thirteen older of them are partially or died totally in the past 12 years. A spectacular and very […]

  • Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and his legacy

    As this year marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela, I wish to share with you the ways in which his legacy has influenced our team at NEPAD and the projects that we are conducting. Nelson Mandela is remembered as an advocate for peace, equality, and freedom. As an individual, he never failed to prove his […]

  • NEPAD to become the African Union Development Agency

    At the recent 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government received several reports, including the status of the implementation of the AU Institutional Reforms presented by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. President Kagame is the current chair of the […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]