APP in the Media

Millions of Africans depend on fishing. We must stop the plunder of their oceans

Millions of African citizens depend on fishing for their jobs, food and income. For years, however, Africa’s rich coastal waters have been plundered by foreign fleets, often fishing illegally. “Natural resource plunder is organized theft disguised as commerce,” according to Kofi Annan, the chair of the Africa Progress Panel (APP). “Commercial trawlers that operate under flags of convenience, and unload in ports that do not record their catch, are unethical.” The...
The Launch of Lights Power Action: Electrifying Africa

The Launch of Lights Power Action: Electrifying Africa

Dear Friends, Greetings from the secretariat of the Africa Progress Panel. Welcome to our second newsletter of 2017. African leaders must to do what it takes to enhance and scale up grid power supply while accommodating renewable energy. That’s the core message of the Africa Progress Panel’s latest report Lights Power Action: Electrifying Africa, which was launched by Kofi Annan on 13 March at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan. A massive increase in on-grid,...