Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. He...Full bio
Musician, Businessman, Founder and Chair of Band Aid, Live Aid and live8, Co-Founder of DATA and ONE Advisor and Advocate Bob Geldof is an Irish musician, businessman and campaigner against poverty. Mr Geldof’s activism for...Full bio
Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Michel Camdessus, an economist and French national, was managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 1987 to 2000.The Fund’s longest-serving leader to date, he managed it...Full bio
CEO of Credit Suisse. Tidjane Thiam, born in Côte d’Ivoire in 1962, is the Chief Executive of Credit Suisse since June 2015. He previously served as chief financial officer and then chief executive of the London-based international financial...Full bio
Founder of Econet Wireless Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean national, is one of Africa’s most respected business leaders. He first came to international prominence when he fought a landmark constitutional legal battle in Zimbabwe. The ruling,...Full bio
Robert E Rubin
Co-Chair of the Board, Council on Foreign Relations and former Secretary of the United States Treasury Robert E. Rubin became Secretary of the Treasury to President Bill Clinton in 1995, and played a leading role...Full bio
Founder and Chair of Advisory Council of Transparency International , Founding Chair of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Chair Governance Projects of HUMBOLDT-VIARINA Governance Platform Professor Peter Eigen, a lawyer by training, worked in economic development...Full bio
President of the Foundation for Community Development and Founder of New Faces, New Voices Graça Machel is a renowned international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and has been a social and political activist over...Full bio
General Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, from 1999 to 2007. He oversaw his country’s first democratic handover of power and administrative reforms that accelerated economic growth. Mr...Full bio
Governor of the Bank of Botswana Linah Mohohlo has played a key role in one of Africa’s most successful economies as governor of Botswana’s central bank since 1999. She became governor in 1999 after 23...Full bio
Treaty To Fight Illegal Fishing is a Victory For Africa, Says Africa Progress Panel
The entry into force of the treaty is a significant victory. The FAO and all the parties that have played...
The Poor Need Alerts Too
The evolving threat of the harmattan is a stark example of how we need to collaborate to protect public health...
Africa accounts for 2.3 % of global CO2 emissions From Power, People, Planet
Power, People, Planet: A Policy Dialogue with Ambassadors and Interest Groups in Geneva
The report’s findings and recommendations sparked a lively and fruitful debate at a special event organised in Geneva on 20...
Every day, throughout our continent, Africans prove time and again their resilience and creativity.KOFI ANNAN GRAIN, FISH, MONEY
300,000 new jobs if western Africa invests in fisheries industry – new report
A crack down on illegal fishing by foreign commercial fleets operating in western Africa and investment in the region’s maritime...
Let’s protect Africa’s ocean wealth from illegal fishing
Africa’s rich coastal waters have long been plundered by foreign fleets, fishing illegally. Now global initiatives are gathering forces that...
In Africa 50 % of the population is under 25 From Grain, Fish, Money
Africa Progress Report 2015
The Africa Progress Report 2015 shows that the global climate moment is also Africa’s moment – Africa’s moment to lead the world.Download the report
"Investing in African energy will lead to a triple win" - Linah Mohohlo
Opportunity Africa: Powering the Future,…
Achieving the energy transition in Africa requires that long-term national interest override short-term political gain,...
In Africa 621 million people do not have access to electricity
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Africa Progress Report 2014
To sustain growth that improves the lives of all Africans, the continent needs an economic transformation that taps into Africa’s other riches: its fertile land, its extensive fisheries and forests, and the energy and ingenuity of its people. The Africa Progress Report 2014 describes what such a transformation would look like, and how Africa can get there.Download the report
Kofi Annan launches the 2014 Africa Progress Report
Treaty To Fight Illegal Fishing…
The entry into force of the treaty is a significant victory. The FAO and all...
By 2030 50 % of Africans will live in cities
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Africa Progress Report 2013
Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the prospects of generations to come.Download the report
"Imagine an African continent..." - Kofi Annan
The Panama Papers and the…
The release of the Panama papers is just the start. It is time for multinational...
Estimated losses of 1.36 $ billion as a result of DRC underpricing natural resources