• Formal sector versus informal sector: towards reconciliation

    More often than not, particularly in Africa, we are used to opposing the formal and informal sectors. Shouldn’t we adopt for once a holistic approach of our economies and try to integrate more and more the informal sectors of our economies by the means of smart and fair policies? Behind this somewhat negative word, the […]

  • Oxford Africa Conference – Regional Integration and the Politics of Development Policy

    That was a great honour for me to participate in the Oxford Africa Conference along with Graca Machel and Donald Kaberuka. Here is the video : http://bit.ly/2rOsWRh 

  • Africa Nutrition Map

    African Heads of State and Government committed to the goals contained in the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which acknowledges that agriculture and food security are key determinants of nutrition that require coordinated and comprehensive responses from other sectors, including health, education, labour, social protection, and coordinated collaboration with multiple stakeholders. While it is a well-known fact […]

  • The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

    Africa can feed itself with its own resources. Read this great article from my friend Calestous Juma:  http://bit.ly/2q07owp

  • Africa Day, 25 May 2017

    Africa Day is a time for reflecting on who we are – an enterprising, innovative and resilient people. Today we not only celebrate who we are and our achievements, but we also focus on our continent’s future. 25 May, Africa Day, is a day for celebrating the occasion when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), […]

  • Political governance issues

    Watch my latest interview with Africanews http://bit.ly/2rLcgHX 

  • A view from Gambia

    Earlier this month I had the privilege to address a Ministerial Cabinet retreat of The Gambia. Some of you might recall that The Gambia was embroiled in a serious political impass between December 2016 and January 2017, and as you may remember the then president conceded defeat then changed his mind. Such an action if […]

  • The future of investment in Africa

    The Annual AVCA Conference, held between the 3rd and the 7th of April in Abidjan, provided the private equity and venture capital industry with an important platform to discuss the most pertinent investment opportunities and issues in Africa. For the continents’ biggest investors, investment into infrastructure remained a priority. This makes senses as Africa remains […]

  • How African trade and migration are shaping globalization

    Globalization is not simply a process that started in the last two decades or even the last two centuries. It has a history that stretches thousands of years and Africa has been at the heart of international trade for far longer than we imagine. From the trans-Saharan caravans and the triangular trade, from the colonial […]

  • 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 […]