Africa in Focus
February 5, 2016 2:35pm
Radhika Goyal discusses this week's top headlines, including the African Union's decision not to deploy troops to Burundi; South Africa’s and Zimbabwe’s growth forecasts; and Nigeria's corruption and low oil revenue struggles.
February 5, 2016 1:47pm
Mansour Sy discusses the impact of fluctuations in commodity prices, exchange rates, and interest rates on African economies.
February 2, 2016 11:31am
Marius Ratolojanahary explains that the current lack of food security within the sub-Saharan Africa region is a matter of international concern and calls for an agricultural mechanization strategy.
January 29, 2016 1:48pm
In this week's Africa in the News, Amy Copley recaps the top news stories, including South Sudan's inflationary pressures; Kenya's eurobond scandal; and the rise in childhood obesity.
January 27, 2016 11:51am
Despite the region's buoyant growth rate, sub-Saharan African countries have some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world, explains Winnie Byanyima.
January 22, 2016 10:51am
Makhtar Diop explains why agriculture, a primary source of food and income for Africans, must be a priority for the continent in 2016.
January 22, 2016 10:35am
In this week's Africa in the news, Mariama Sow recaps the top news stories, including the World Economic Forum; Kenya's budget cuts, and terrorism in Burkina Faso.
January 21, 2016 10:27am
While many African women have made great strides in economic and political empowerment, Christina Golubski explains that too often women bear the brunt of economic hardship and violence.
January 20, 2016 5:02pm
Eyerusalem Siba discusses the importance of strengthening domestic economic policies for continued implementation of structural transformation, as highlighted in the latest Foresight Africa report.
January 19, 2016 3:56pm
Witney Schneidman weighs in on President Obama's suspension of the application of duty-free treatment to South Africa’s agricultural exports that come into the U.S under AGOA and what this means for future trade relations.
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Africa is at a tipping point in 2016. In this year's Foresight Africa, the Africa Growth Initiative and its colleagues discuss six overarching themes that place Africa at this tipping point and give their view on what they percieve to be key areas for intervention to keep Africa on its current rising trajectory.
Read the Foresight Africa report, and join the conversation on Twitter at #ForesightAfrica to tell us what you think are the critical issues Africa must pay attention to in 2016.
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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