21 octobre 2018

Get the plumbing right: Financial integration should support Africa’s trade integration

African countries trade much more with countries outside the continent than with each other within the continent. According to the United Nations Economic Council for Africa, trade between African countries stands at about 16% of the continent’s total trade, the lowest intra-regional trade globally. Compare this with 19% intra-regional trade in Latin America and 51% in Asia. More...

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Tracing our roots: Understanding African innovation

Barely no one can answer this question, even with some thought. And yet, Africa is the cradle of humanity, and therefore logically, the cradle of science and innovation. So why can’t we name any famous African scientists? The simple answer is that we don’t know much about the history of innovation in Africa. More...

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Data: The first step to improving finance in African cities

Many African cities are urbanising rapidly. Yet, they are unable to adequately service their growing populations with the necessary infrastructure and amenities due to a lack of finance. Furthermore, retrofitting infrastructure on a city that has already grown is significantly more expensive. More...

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Make AfCFTA a reality

The March 2018 signing of the framework agreement to form a continental free-trade zone throughout Africa is raising a lot of expectations. In fact, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would be the largest free trade agreement since the founding of the World Trade Organization. It will include 1 billion people and up to USD 3 trillion of cumulative GDP. More...

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Africa: Time to Rediscover the Economics of Population Density and Development

At the OECD’s origin, we find the 1947 Marshall Plan that re-industrialised a war-torn Europe. At the very core of the Marshall Plan was a profound understanding of the relationship between a nation’s economic structure and its carrying capacity in terms of population density. We argue that it is necessary to rediscover this theoretical understanding now, in the mutual interest of Africa and Europe. More...

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18 octobre 2018

Des élections sous tension en RDC

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceAlors que Joseph Kabila, dont le second mandat s’est achevé en décembre 2016, a déclaré ne pas se présenter à l’élection présidentielle de République démocratique du Congo (RDC) prévue le 23 décembre prochain, la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (Ceni) a annoncé ce vendredi 24 août la liste des candidats validés. Considérant que « la non-candidature de M. Joseph Kabila ne suffit absolument pas à garantir que les élections annoncées pour le 23 décembre 2018 seront libres, transparentes, inclusives et apaisées », cinq organisations de la société civile ont lancé une plateforme de suivi du processus électoral en ligne. Plus...

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15 octobre 2018

Nigerian university expels 485 students

The Federal University Dutse in Nigeria’s Jigawa State has expelled 485 students for poor academic performance and sundry offences. The affected students were drawn from all the academic departments in the university. The management said more students would be axed soon, writes Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu for Premium Times. More...

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Universities should address demand for blockchain skills

By Wagdy Sawahel. Calls are mounting for African universities to keep pace with the world’s top 50 higher education institutions in offering more courses to harness the power of blockchain-based innovation, which could also support university administration. More...

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HE lending agencies call for protective legislation

By Joy Ndovi. Calls have intensified for African governments to establish legislation to help financing agencies recoup outstanding student loans, in light of the increasing number of defaults being experienced in the higher education sector. More...

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13 octobre 2018

Combattre l’isolement social et la mystification de l’autisme en Afrique

logoL’autisme est un trouble développemental débutant avant l’âge de 3 ans et peut toucher tous les enfants, sans distinction de sexe ni de classe sociale. Il affecte simultanément les interactions sociales[1], la communication et le comportement avec des gestes répétitifs, stéréotypés, des rituels, des intérêts restreints. C’est la forme la plus typique et la plus complète des Troubles Envahissants du Développement (TED), qui peut durer toute la vie. Plus...

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