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Articles from No. 537, March

Africa: Growth with Depth
The inaugural report of the African Centre for Economic Transformation is published this month. It is a mammoth work that presents a comprehensive analysis of Africa's economic landscape with the requisite vision to ensure that within a decade. African...
Africa Has the Potential to Feed the World
Dr Sipho Moyo is the Africa director of ONE - the NGO co-founded by the Irish musician Bono to advocate for an end to extreme poverty. Its latest campaign - Do Agric, It Pays - is a call for increased investments in agriculture and nutrition Agriculture...
Agribusiness Is Everyone's Business
From 28-29 April, African Business, our sister magazine, and UNIDO will bring experts from across Africa and the world to a conference at the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to discuss new ways of promoting agriculture in Africa. How can...
Alpha Conde: 'An Empty Stomach Doesn't Have Any Ears'
When President Alpha Conde (pictured below) came to power in Guinea in November 2010, he talked about "inheriting a country, not a state". Does he share the same view three years on? Nick Kochan interviewed him for New African. President Alpha Conde...
Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts
Africa should beware of visitors who bear gifts, writes George Monbiot. The G8's New Alliance on Food and Nutrition in Africa may not be as simple as its name suggests. "Under the pretext of preventing hunger, the rich nations are engineering a new...
Cameroon: A Country United
A German colony, Cameroon was placed under the young League of Nations' (LN) Trusteeship, which years later would become the United Nations (UN), following the First World War. On to July 1919, the LN divided the country between the two victors: the...
Creating a Continent's Future
AFRICA IS THE MOST YOUTH-FULL CONTINENT on the planet. Approximately 65% of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35 years, according to the African Union Commission. The youth of the continent are a great resource to economic and social...
Dear Africa! It Is Time to Pause & Reflect
An African clergyman calls on Africans and black people everywhere in the world to wake up and look at themselves in the mirror, pause and reflect, and with reflection must come burden, and burden must come thought and strategising, and after that...
Finding & Keeping the Best
Recruiting, retaining and getting the best from employees is essential for the success of any business, and something of an art in itself - and as Africa's economies prosper and companies flourish, the role of the Human Resources (HR) director becomes...
Ghana and China, Friends for Life?
Once upon a time, the name of the game was Dollar or Euro Diplomacy, where Africa was the recipient of political and economic initiatives from the West. Today, there is a subtle but determined shift, with the rise of the Yuan in global trade and international...
How Africa Can Feed Itself: ... beyond Food Aid & Corporate Greed
When G8 leaders decided at their Summit two years ago to set up the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa, nothing much was made of it - or seemingly. The issue of food security or the lack of it in Africa is a complex phenomenon with...
Jobs: A Tough Time to Be Young
Africa's youth will double from today's 200 million to 400 million in 2045. Where will they find jobs? Even if we assume that economic growth remains strong, it is not going to do the trick unless it is made both transformative and inclusive. Jan Rielander...
Kenya: Ocampo's Bombshell Leaves ICC Flat on Its Face
The International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his deputy William Ruto were bound to fail. The question was when would they fail and who would be embarrassed? Wanjohi Kabukuru provides the answers. ...
Komla Dumor's High Blood Pressure
Dr Felix I. D. Konotey-Ahulu gives a medical insight into what caused the sudden death of the BBC news anchor, Komla Afeke Dumor, on 18 January 2014. Baffour Ankomah's detailed tribute (NA, Feb) to Komla Afeke Dumor was. medically, eye-opening....
Let's Do Agric, It's Cool!
Although Africa is one of the most youthful continents, the young generation is largely detached from agriculture, a sector perceived by young people as unattractive As a result, the NGO, ONE, is trying to change that misconception by engaging African...
Liberia: Where Will a Stern Hand Come From?
Not having been back to Liberia since 2002, New African editor Baffour Ankomah returned to Monrovia in early February to find a city under renewal. Progress is being made but a lot of challenges still remain, especially defeating corruption in high...
Marika Sherwood Got It Wrong
Mike Warburton writes from Freetown, Sierra Leone, taking issue with Marika Sherwood's letter (NA Jan 2014) that disputed certain aspects of Clayton Goodwin's article on black people who fought in World War II. Having read Marika Sherwood's letter...
The Hopes and Dreams of a New Nation
At the next elections in Liberia in 2017, a completely new candidate will be in the running for president. Benoni Urey (pictured below), 57, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has already thrown his hat in the ring. Though he has extensive experience...
The Sahel: One Region, Many Food Crises
Africa's Sahel region faces many complex and interconnected challenges. Here are some of the major ones, and how the United Nations is assisting the region in finding solutions. This Report is by African Renewals Andre-Michel Essoungou. When the...
The Seed That Blaise Diagne Planted
In May 1914, Blaise Diagne, a Senegalese, became the first African to be elected to the French parliament, the Chamber of Deputies. One hundred years later, the seed that Diagne planted has germinated all over Europe, with more Africans and African-descended...
The Zambian Example: Green and Unfarmed
Zambia's ability to turn into a regional agricultural hub is not in doubt. What needs to be done has been the subject of various studies and expert submissions offering solutions as to why hundreds of hectares of fertile land lie idle. From Lusaka,...
Trends in African Recruitment: The Lifecycle View
African business is firing the imagination of the world, so it is no surprise that recruitment for Africa is a hot topic. The irony is that while this subject gathers followers, its relevance to the industry itself has been in decline for some time,...
Urey Stands a Good Chance of Winning
Philibert S. Browne (pictured below) is the publisher of the Monrovia-based National Chronicle newspaper. Before President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power, Browne worked as one of her bodyguards. Today, he speaks in forthright terms about the president's...
Urey, the New Face on the Block
Rev Sando E. Townsend (pictured above) is the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia. For a time, he was Benoni Urey's pastor in his hometown of Careysburg. Here, Rev Townsend talks about the electoral chances of the man he had known closely...
Urey Will Be a Force to Reckon With
Pastor Joseph G. Johnson III is the general overseer of the Restoration Baptist Church in Monrovia. Aged 46, he is doing much to impact the lives of a lot of people. His church runs a programme that feeds between 1,000 and 1,200 poor children with...
Wanted: Unified Identity and Confidence
The 8th Pan African Congress was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in mid-January. Bringing in delegates from all over the African diaspora throughout the world, the Congress called for the need of African-descended people to move swiftly towards...
'We Cannot Talk about African Dignity without the Ability to Feed Ourseves'
Africa will have a population of two billion people by 2050. This poses a serious challenge for the continent to feed itself Part of the current effort to meet this challenge rests on two key people, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, the commissioner for rural...
Why Africa's Problems Are Not Insurmountable
As head of one of Africa's biggest institutions - the African Development Bank (AfDB) - Donald Kaberuka (pictured) is one of the busiest people on the continent. We caught up with him to discuss a range of issues in which he and the Bank are currently...
Why Liberia Needs Urey's Stern Hand
Justin P. Zigbuo (pictured above) is the general manager of the Industrial and Commodity Trading Company, a Monrovia-based construction and mining outfit. An ex-soldier turned entrepreneur, he served in the US Army, leaving as a staff sergeant. He...
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