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8 - 10 May 2013

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WEF Africa 2013

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WEF Africa 2013: Special report

Matt Andrews, Harvard Kennedy School
From Analysis

Tackling Africa’s real governance and growth gaps

Ease of business reforms are all the rage among African policy makers and donors.

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Microsoft strives to bring 80 percent of Kenyans online

The tech company’s ‘white spaces’ technology can bring internet to almost 30 million Kenyans, it believes

Arif Naqvi T
From Business

Private equity and the African renaissance

Given the limited size and depth of local stock markets, Africa-focused private equity is seeing a surge in investor interest

Georg Kell T

Sustainable business: Taking Africa to the next level

Improved performance in environmental, social and corporate governance gives companies a competitive edge, argues Georg Kell

Frans Van Houten T
From Business

Africa: a champion will rise

Only by partnering can we provide access to energy and lighting to all in Africa within this generation

Mo Ibrahim T

Building on Africa’s progress

Africa will not see better governance without progress on corporate governance.

Dominic Waughray

The emergence of a new partnership model to tackle global challenges

Coalitions, often involving businesses, are increasingly seeking to address global problems in specific, practical and time-bound ways.

Activists in Tunisia

The changing role of civil society in development

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of a changing global landscape

Smallholder story
From News

Large ambitions for smallholder farmers

Africa’s 120 million smallholder farmers can play a positive role in solving the world’s looming food crisis.

Elsie Wef
From News

World Economic Forum on Africa 2013: Delivering on Africa's promise

The World Economic Forum's head of Africa considers the continent's development prospects ahead of this May's summit in Cape Town

John Fallon, Pearson
From Business

Using education to sustain Africa’s growth

In the 21st century global economy, a well-educated and skilled workforce is critical for countries and companies to thrive.

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