Sunhak laureate donates prize to fight hunger

2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina has pledged to do more to advance Africa’s fight against hunger, poverty and youth underemployment. The President of the African Development Bank, and co-Laureate Waris Dirie, a global champion against Female...

Intelligent enterprises will be built on interconnected systems

The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on “Future Systems” from Accenture. Companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to thrive in a world...

Utility management in East Africa

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. By Marleze van Loggerenberg, head of business development...

Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough – and practical solutions – to move...

Addressing critical gaps in Africa’s youth entrepreneurship

The decade and a half through 2015 witnessed a level of optimism in Africa rarely seen before. By Lamin Manneh, director of the UNDP Regional Service For Africa During that period, the continent registered unprecedented uninterrupted high rates of economic since 2000,...

Tech, transparency to transform African agribusiness

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then. Beyond feeding the population, the social and economic benefits induced by the increase in production and...