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Africa’s green city opportunity

Africa’s green city opportunity

Much of Africa’s urban environment has yet to be built. This is a chance for the region to lead the world on low-carbon urban development.

After Paris- Climate policy’s next chapter

After Paris: Climate policy’s next chapter

The 2015 Paris Agreement marked a historic step forward in the global fight against climate change. Now the challenges of implementation begin.

Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information - Getty

Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information

Despite progress, two significant weaknesses remain in the fight against illicit financial activities and corruption that must be addressed by governments.

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise - Getty

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise

Buried in the rubble of the Arab Spring, a sizeable middle class of consumers continues to emerge.

Neven Mimica

SDGs, migration top agenda for Brussels development summit

Brussels will host Europe's biggest forum on global development. The migration crisis and implementing the SDGs will be top of the agenda.

Africa’s head start on implementing Global Goals - teaser

Africa’s head start on implementing global goals

 Through Agenda 2063, African states have already defined continent-wide priorities for development. This should make implementing the Sustainable Development Goals easier.

Towards a new model for natural disaster response - Getty

Towards a new model for natural disaster response

Through a new disaster relief funding pool, assistance can be delivered more quickly than waiting for the international donor system to react.

London anti-corruption summit yields global commitments - Getty

London anti-corruption summit yields global commitments

Corruption is a worldwide reality. The London anti-corruption summit yielded some concrete commitments to tackle the problem, but the real work starts now.

Africa can lead global energy utility revolution - Getty

Africa can lead global energy utility revolution

Globally, traditional power utilities are dying. The blueprint for our energy future could first arrive in Africa.

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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