Category Archives: Infrastructure

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Rockefeller Foundation pumping $100 million into Africa’s digital scene

  Africa is where it is at and its digital/tech scene is all the rage. Bigwigs are noticing the continent. The latest group to take interest in Africa is the…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013

Africa starts 2013 with hope and optimism. Africa has dropped its mantle as a “doomed continent” and has weathered several global economic crises fairly well. Today, the continent is a…

African Union and EU to Strengthen Trade and Economic Links

At the 6th AU-EC college-to-college meeting in Addis-Ababa on 26 April, the responsible Commissioners on both sides looked at issues relating to trade, infrastructure, raw materials, good governance in taxation…

African Development Bank Develops 10-Year Plan for African Development

The African Development Bank Group said it has made a 10-year plan and strategy that would focus on the economic transformation of the African continent. In a statement issued on…

Building Opportunities: Addressing Africa’s Lack of Infrastructure

By: John Mukum Mbaku. Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution. January 2013 Editor’s Note: This chapter is part of the 2013 Foresight Africa full report, which details the top priorities for Africa…

Emerging Africa – The Economist (Special Report)

The Economist (Special Report) – Emerging Africa Editorial: The world’s fastest-growing continent: Aspiring Africa Africa rising: A hopeful continent Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone: Tired of war Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria: Bye-bye Big Men…

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Why Cities, Not Countries, Should Drive Investment Decisions In Africa

African Leadership Network. August 13, 2012. Africa is urbanising at a rapid pace. It is estimated that around 40% of Africans currently live in urban areas, making Africa more urbanised than…

UNIDO Energy and environment

http://www.unido.org/what-we-do/energy-and-environment.html Global industrial production and consumption are outpacing the renewal capacity of natural resources and the capacity of governments to manage pollution and wastes. While industrial growth has helped raise…