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Elsie Kanza

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.” 

Knowledge economy

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.

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Watch live from the Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship

Leading thinkers on social entrepreneurship and innovation are converging in Oxford. Follow the conversation on our live stream from the event. 

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

New energy, historic relationships: Why Egypt is strengthening its African ties

Common challenges and goals are behind Egypt’s push to strengthen ties with its southern neighbours, argues Qalaa Holdings’ regional director.

Donald Kaberuka

Build Africa’s defences against economic shocks now: AfDB president

“We must avoid complacency, thinking: alright, the macroeconomic consequences are everywhere, but not here.”

Michael Bloomberg

Better Health Data: A Matter of Life and Death

The first step to better healthcare is better data, Michael Bloomberg and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop argue.

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Why Africa’s degraded soils will cost the continent dearly

Land degradation is costing Africa billions and holding back the agriculture sector. Donors and governments need to invest in land restoration.

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Discovering potential in Tanzanian natural gas

Tanzania’s natural gas discoveries have great potential - but the government needs to provide a regulatory framework that reassures investors.

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The golden year: Solutions for Africa’s youth unemployment

Apprenticeships can provide the key to closing the skills gap that leaves so many of Africa’s youth unprepared for the modern workplace.

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For inclusive rural development, farms come first

Africa’s future must include a vibrant and productive rural economy in order to be inclusive. That begins on the farm.

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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