Sub-Saharan Africa

  • In the News

    Right now, the urbanization rate [in Africa] is about 40 percent and going forward in 2050 it is projected to be about 56%.

    March 17, 2015, Amadou Sy, Africom
  • In the News

    In Africa, the money is with the central government and everything has to go through them. Because of the rapid urbanization facing the continent, now is a very good time to take a strategic view; there's a need for urban planification.

    March 3, 2015, Amadou Sy, The Atlantic
  • Interview | The United Nations

    February 27, 2015, Chaloka Beyani

  • Interview | London School of Economics

    February 3, 2015, Chaloka Beyani

  • In the News

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned the U.S. leadership in fighting Ebola and terrorism in Africa. But, he also indirectly mentioned Africa when he spoke about the need for the US to react to China’s role in the fastest growing economies in the world.

    January 23, 2015, Amadou Sy, Voice of America
  • In the News

    [The Ebola outbreak] is not just an African problem. This is a global problem because people move, and you never know [if] you can have a spillover into neighboring countries or even to other continents. We need to act fast and we need to act globally with governments, the U.S., and multilateral organizations like the World Health Organization.

    September 12, 2014, Amadou Sy, Tavis Smiley Radio Show
  • In the News

    I think it’s good to take note that the Africans have realized that a country approach to development is okay, but given the type of market, they are not going to go very far just focusing on their own country’s approach.

    August 27, 2014, Mwangi S. Kimenyi, AFK Insider
  • In the News

    Even rapidly expanding sectors, from Internet to mining and the service industry, are energy-intensive. So, for every place you turn on the continent, for production, we need power.

    August 5, 2014, Vera Songwe, The Washington Post
  • In the News

    If there is even one benefit from this summit, it’s to hopefully show to the American public what is new in Africa, how Africa can be vibrant, and the opportunities and the challenges.

    August 5, 2014, Amadou Sy, CBCNews
  • In the News

    Typically, people only look at Africa through the lenses of either humanitarian, health or security issues. That needs to change.

    August 5, 2014, Amadou Sy, CBS News

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