Peter Guest, editor

African innovation can produce solutions with global application. Africa is not so disconnected from the world that it must be viewed in a vacuum. Its solutions can be universal and, as Microsoft’s Cheick Diarra says, Africa can be an incubator for innovation”

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The assassination of President Joao Bernardo Vieira has prompted fears of a coup in the West African country.

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By Ruchita Beri

When the curtains came down on the India-Africa business partnership summit held recently in New Delhi, there was a palpable sense of excitement in the air that was quite difficult to miss.

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