Editorials

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...
Africa and the G20’s moment of truth

Africa and the G20’s moment of truth

Lagos – This year is turning out to be one of global disruption. We’re seeing not only political upheaval and economic uncertainty, but also transformational innovation and the emergence of fresh thinking. Global-governance institutions are facing many challenges: slowing economic growth, volatile financial markets, falling commodity prices, emerging-economy risks (especially in China), refugee and migrant waves, geopolitical tensions, rising inequality and social fragmentation, and the...
Invest in digital and transform agriculture in Africa

Invest in digital and transform agriculture in Africa

Africa has the potential to feed not just itself but other regions too. Our report ‘Grain, Fish, Money’ shows that technology can help transform agriculture in Africa. The spread of mobile devices has created opportunities for agribusiness, banking, commerce and investment. Mobile technology can accelerate Africa’s productivity in farming and fisheries. Examples of applied tech innovations developed by Africans for Africa and the world include mobile apps such as: - ESOKO, which...