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Telling a good story – artists and development

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson speaking at CFA Strategies for Empowering the Next Generation of Leadership on Africa (photo: CFA - Constituency for Africa/YouTube)   “In the quote unquote ‘dark continent’, which doesn’t have the best electrical grid, why is it that when you come back from there you’re the most electrified you ever feel?” Jidenna grew up between Nigeria and the United States. Responding to some of the dictates typical of immigrant families, he set out to...
Who are Africa’s unsung energy heroes?

Who are Africa’s unsung energy heroes?

Do you know of inventors, organizations and/or entrepreneurs who are working to bring renewable electricity to their communities? Nominate them to be featured online and help us shine a light on their efforts! Across Africa citizens are tackling the energy gap at the grassroots level, often without wider recognition. As part of the roll-out for our new policy report detailing the potential off-grid and mini-grid energy solutions, we would like to present these Unsung Energy Heroes to a wider...
We mourn the loss of Ghana’s President Mills

We mourn the loss of Ghana’s President Mills

Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, former UN Secretary-General, and fellow Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, who died yesterday aged 68, was a fellow African, a fellow Ghanaian, and, for me personally, a very good friend. Today our thoughts are with his wife, Ernestina Naadu, and son, Sami Kofi Atta, who have lost a model husband and father. Our thoughts are also with the people of Ghana who have lost a leader. Educated in law and economics, President Mills...