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Donald Kaberuka
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What are the next steps in Africa’s economic transformation?

It is not money that delivers development: it is the policies that bring good return to that investment, says Donald Kaberuka, president of the AfDB

How technology can transform Africa
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How technology can transform Africa

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are set to transform society.

Infrastructure paradox
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Five charts on the African infrastructure paradox

Over the next 10 years, Africa needs to spend approximately $94bn annually on essential infrastructure, including another 7,000 megawatts a year in power capacity, just to keep up with growing demand.

Elsie Kanza
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Looking back to move forward: An interview with Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.” 

The twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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Taking on the twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication

A multidimensional approach is needed if global community to ambitious development goals.

Knowledge economy
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Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.

Cargo drones
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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security - but cargo drone are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa.

Nigerian women in science
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Transforming Nigeria, one female science and tech professional at a time

Investing in science, tech and maths education for women tackles two problems at once: ensuring national competitiveness, and addressing high unemployment.

Strive Masiyiwa
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Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless founder

Zimbabwean telecoms mogul Strive Masiyiwa is not interested in playing nice with the banks.

Commercial service exports in decline
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Africa’s commercial service exports in decline

Africa is the only region in the world to experience a negative growth in commercial services exports, according to new statistics from the World Trade Organisation.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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