Africa in Focus
October 2, 2015 3:38pm
In this week's Africa in the News, Radhika Goyal highlights the top stories, including Nigerian President Buhari's list of ministerial nominees; Zambia’s credit rating; and Central African Republic's delayed elections.
October 1, 2015 9:40am
Yun Sun discusses the Fourth China-Africa Think Tanks Forum and China’s heightened efforts to strengthen its soft power in Africa.
September 30, 2015 2:35pm
Witney Schneidman discusses the role of the private sector in achieving the global development agenda.
September 25, 2015 1:39pm
In this week's Africa in the news, Amy Copley recaps the top news stories, including Kenya's school closings following teachers' strike, the overturned coup in Burkina Faso, and Africa’s first light rail train.
September 22, 2015 4:40pm
Haroon Bhorat explains that the pending Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will have many implications for sub-Saharan Africa, which faces particular challenges when it comes to tackling growth and inequality together.
September 18, 2015 4:06pm
In this week's Africa in the News, Radhika Goyal highlights the top news stories, including Nigerian President Buhari’s anti-corruption initiative, Burkina Faso's coup, and the annual U.S.-South Africa strategic dialogue.
Anthony Venables and Dr. Samuel Wills
September 18, 2015 3:31pm
Anthony Venables and Dr. Samuel Wills discuss how sovereign wealth funds can be used to stabilize oil revenues and share their benefits across generations.
Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto
September 16, 2015 9:50am
Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto explain how supply, demand, and financial market conditions are affecting commodities’ prices in somewhat different ways.
September 11, 2015 11:51am
Amy Copley recaps the top news stories in Africa this week, including IMF chief Christine Lagarde's visit to Liberia, and the continued development of ICT projects in East Africa.
September 10, 2015 10:05am
In the region of the world that typically receives scant media attention, Brooks Marmon explains that the Ebola crisis put Liberia in the limelight due to both informative and irresponsible media coverage.
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The year 2015 will be an eventful one for the more than one billion people living in Africa. From elections to the post-2015 development agenda, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative experts and colleagues identify what they consider to be the key issues for the continent in the coming year.
Read the Foresight Africa publication, and join the conversation on Twitter using #ForesightAfrica to tell us what you think are the critical issues Africa must pay attention to in 2015.
Director, Africa Growth Initiative
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative
This blog features regular contributions from the Africa Growth Initiative's think tank partners based in the African region. They include:
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