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Tax Havens And Africa: Will The G8 Deal With The Real Issue?

By Richard Dowden April 23, 2013 If you hadn’t noticed it is the United Kingdom’s turn to host the G8 again. Not as important these days as the G20 but, as…

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Guide to Doing Business in Africa 2013 – LEX AFRICA

BY SEAN LARKAN ON APRIL 25, 2013 The Chairman of LEX AFRICA, Werksmans partner Pieter Steyn, recently announced the publication of the comprehensive and sought after LEX AFRICA Guide to Doing Business in Africa(PDF). The 2013 LEX AFRICA…

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…

More than Just Sending Money Home: Engaging the Diaspora as a Priority for Africa’s Development

By: Anne W. Kamau and Mwangi S. Kimenyi. 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…

From Bottom Billion to Top Trillion: Using Commodity-Backed Securities to Support the Future of Africa’s Resource Economies

By: Vera Songwe. Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution. April 17, 2013. The surge in mineral discoveries in Africa provides a vehicle through which countries can transform their economies at a…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013 – Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

January 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…

Africa Continues to Grow Strongly Despite Global Slowdown, Although Significantly Less Poverty Remains Elusive – World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 (World Bank) – Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 percent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide…

Recent Perspectives: Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Diaspora Africans

  More than Just Sending Money Home: Engaging the Diaspora as a Priority for Africa’s Development. In Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013. Anne W. Kamau and Mwangi S. Kimenyi….

The African Diaspora in Hamburg: An added value for the economy

African Heritage (Germany). February 3, 2013. L) Alexander SIPUA, Audrius Vaitiekunas, Hon Kenneth Gbandi, Mrs. Cornelia KAHL, Timm Rohweder, MBA Clement Klutse “Africa is in many Western media is seen…

Sending money back home beats foreign aid

  Good Governance Africa. Diaspora-driven development is the way to go, says Adams Bodomo The African diaspora is a major source of foreign income—so large that it now outstrips foreign…