Africa in Focus
November 25, 2015 11:08am
Amy Copley previews Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic.
November 20, 2015 2:08pm
Mariama Sow recaps some of Africa's top stories, including potential changes to the Rwandan constitution allowing President Kagame to run again, the second raise in South African interest rates this year, and the arrest of a former Nigeria security advisor for corruption.
November 20, 2015 10:08am
In light of Africa Industrialization Day, Eyerusalem Siba answers six questions on its meaning, the state of Africa's industrial sector, growth prospects, challenges, and what the future holds for the region's development.
November 19, 2015 3:00pm
November 20 marks Africa Industrialization Day, first initiated by the United Nations 26 years ago. While the annual commemoration should be reason to celebrate, the region's industrial decline is becoming a growing matter of concern for African leaders, explains John Page.
November 19, 2015 2:39pm
Carol Newman discusses the productivity benefits and challenges for firms that are concentrated in cities and industrial clusters.
November 19, 2015 2:30pm
John Rand examines the indirect "spillover effects" from foreign direct investment (FDI), which has been praised as an important development tool, particularly for countries at low levels of industrial development.
November 13, 2015 2:01pm
This week's "Africa in the News" recaps the top stories: European Union and African leaders discuss the migrant crisis; Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appoints cabinet members; and violence escalates in Burundi.
November 12, 2015 9:52am
Witney Schneidman looks at Zimbabwe's reform efforts and the role of the West in the country's pursuit of economic stabilization.
November 10, 2015 10:48am
Despite growing political tensions in Africa's Great Lakes region, panelists at a recent Brookings event discussed how upcoming election cycles and ongoing democratic transitions—if successful—provide the opportunity for prosperity and economic growth.
November 6, 2015 1:39pm
Radhika Goyal recaps this week's top news stories in Africa, including Zambia's interest rate hikes; Nigeria's MTN fines; and the dispute over Rwanda's poverty statistics.
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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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