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The Africa without Ebola. Interesting thought..

The Africa without Ebola. Interesting thought..

Tell Everybody features Mafikizolo (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Diamond (Tanzania), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Toofan (Togo), Becca and Sarkodie (Ghana). Le...

Tell Everybody features Mafikizolo (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Diamond (Tanzania), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Toofan (Togo), Becca and Sarkodie (Ghana). Le...

10 AFRICAN TRENDS FOR 2015 | Africa Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com

10 AFRICAN TRENDS FOR 2015 | Africa Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com

How to talk about Africa. Africa has an image problem. Or, put another way, the West has a perception problem. Because when we talk about Africa, more often than not, it's to talk about catastrophes and epidemics, and to conflate a single country with a continent.

How to talk about Africa. Africa has an image problem. Or, put another way, the West has a perception problem. Because when we talk about Africa, more often than not, it's to talk about catastrophes and epidemics, and to conflate a single country with a continent.

Africa – and more importantly, African consumers – will be firmly on the global stage in 2014. And while the ‘traditional’ African narrative of hardship and struggle will still contain elements of truth (macro-scale challenges such as the lack of constant electricity or under-developed manufacturing industries won’t disappear overnight), there will be huge opportunities on the continent for creative, daring and savvy brands, both domestic and global.

Africa – and more importantly, African consumers – will be firmly on the global stage in 2014. And while the ‘traditional’ African narrative of hardship and struggle will still contain elements of truth (macro-scale challenges such as the lack of constant electricity or under-developed manufacturing industries won’t disappear overnight), there will be huge opportunities on the continent for creative, daring and savvy brands, both domestic and global.

It’s time for an African tech revolution. The right policy decisions would break the region’s dependence on natural resources.

It’s time for an African tech revolution. The right policy decisions would break the region’s dependence on natural resources.

Africa Rising. Middelklassen er Afrikas fremtid | Verdens Bedste Nyheder

Africa Rising. Middelklassen er Afrikas fremtid | Verdens Bedste Nyheder

Sharing drives Africa’s rising — Medium

Sharing drives Africa’s rising

Sharing drives Africa’s rising — Medium

According to the authors of a new book, The Fastest Billion – the story behind Africa’ s Economic Revolution, Africa’ s current sustained growth level is set to not only continue but rise over the next four decades so that, come 2050, the continent’ s GDP will equal the combined GDPs of the US and the EU at current prices. There is a possibility that Africa’ s growth could outstrip that of Asia over this time span. Some have described this scenario as over-optimistic and an exercise in ...

According to the authors of a new book, The Fastest Billion – the story behind Africa’ s Economic Revolution, Africa’ s current sustained growth level is set to not only continue but rise over the next four decades so that, come 2050, the continent’ s GDP will equal the combined GDPs of the US and the EU at current prices. There is a possibility that Africa’ s growth could outstrip that of Asia over this time span. Some have described this scenario as over-optimistic and an exercise in ...

Africa’s citizens give high marks to their national media for effectiveness in revealing government mistakes and corruption; an average of 71% say the media in their country is either ‘somewhat’ or ‘very effective’.

Africa’s citizens give high marks to their national media for effectiveness in revealing government mistakes and corruption; an average of 71% say the media in their country is either ‘somewhat’ or ‘very effective’.

Africa Check

Africa Check

20 Innovative Trends Taking Africa to the World Stage

20 Innovative Trends Taking Africa to the World Stage

A 2010 United Nations report on the global creative economy suggests that trade in the creative sector has enjoyed continuous growth even in the recent turbulent economic times. If Africa embraces the idea of making cultural and artistic activities an integral part of economic development and social progress, maybe the Yoruba can someday say, “Wealth that comes from creativity is true wealth.”

A 2010 United Nations report on the global creative economy suggests that trade in the creative sector has enjoyed continuous growth even in the recent turbulent economic times. If Africa embraces the idea of making cultural and artistic activities an integral part of economic development and social progress, maybe the Yoruba can someday say, “Wealth that comes from creativity is true wealth.”

4 Tech Megatrends that are Transforming the African Economy

4 Tech Megatrends that are Transforming the African Economy

Mobile Payment: A New Trend Shaping the Future of Financial Services Industry in Africa

Mobile Payment: A New Trend Shaping the Future of Financial Services Industry in Africa

Band Aid & Live Aid: Responding to The Critics — Medium. Dambisa Moyo, ex-World Bank and Goldman Sachs economist and author of Dead Aid, claims that aid is making the poor poorer, that it fuels corruption, discourages enterprise, creates dependence and hinders economic growth. It undermines democracy and even foments civil war (in this case, she is referring to development aid, not emergency humanitarian aid).

Band Aid & Live Aid: Responding to The Critics

Band Aid & Live Aid: Responding to The Critics — Medium. Dambisa Moyo, ex-World Bank and Goldman Sachs economist and author of Dead Aid, claims that aid is making the poor poorer, that it fuels corruption, discourages enterprise, creates dependence and hinders economic growth. It undermines democracy and even foments civil war (in this case, she is referring to development aid, not emergency humanitarian aid).