• 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 […]

  • World Malaria Day

    Malaria is still a real threat to global health. Specialists say mortality related to the disease has dropped by 60% since 2000, but there is still much to be done. In 2016, 445,000 people died. 91% of those deaths occurred in Africa. I would like to share with you this series of articles from Le Monde Afrique that highlights […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]