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How do we hold leaders accountable for agreements they sign?

History has taught us that politicians and leaders not only love travelling in style and indulging in five-star conferences, but also take pleasure in haphazardly signing agreements and treaties. But how many of these agreements have actually been implemented, who has been monitoring them and how...

Maturing Africa in the Quantum Age

It takes a village to raise a child, and precisely 54 nations to develop Africa. Our continent has come a long way in terms of development, but much more needs to be accomplished. Africa's dark history shows us that despite the many battles our forefathers encountered,...

Tilting Trade Towards Africa: Becoming The World’s Food Basket

By Mimi Kalinda, a respected Tutu Fellow and thought leader on the African narrative. As we celebrate Africa Day and all the continent’s historical accomplishments, let’s also look ahead and determine how best we can up the ante in terms of trade so that Africa does...

Farmers Crippled by Fall Armyworm Outbreak Are Selling Off Farms

By Nonkululeko Britton-Masekela, an organic farmer and thought leader in agriculture The fall armyworm infestation in Africa is bankrupting farmers who cannot afford expensive insecticides to protect their crops. Struggling farmers are now resorting to selling off their land to the highest bidder. Farmers say the...

Fall armyworm invasion, a wake-up call for Africa

By Michelle Adelman, an advocate for plant-based protein food and founder of Accite Holdings, which focuses on technology-led, sustainable agriculture projects in Africa. The outbreak of the fall armyworm (FAW) in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa has left a trail of crop devastation in its wake,...

How to realize our entrepreneurial worth in Francophone Africa

Africa, although rich in mineral resources, has the lowest level of intra-regional trade, according to the World Economic Forum. Fayelle Ouane, an entrepreneurship advocate and co-founder of Suguba, a regional platform that fosters entrepreneurship and regional integration in West Africa, says this is actually worse...