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Rwanda Is Constructing Africa’s Answer To Silicon Valley

AFRICANGLOBE - Kigali Innovation City, which is poised to have a Pan-African human and economic development impact to step up Africa’s transformation agenda. Located in Kigali’s Special Economic Zone, the project is valued at about $2 billion and will host world-class universities, technology companies, biotech firms, and commercial and retail real estate on 70 hectares of land.

Africa’s Economic ‘Rise’ Does Not Reflect Reality?

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa has more than half of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies, according to my calculations from IMF data of average annual GDP growth over the past five years: Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Overall GDP growth is an important indication of how a country’s economic power and significance change relative to other countries.

Africa Rising But Must Cut Poverty, Create Jobs

AFRICANGLOBE - African presidents and policy makers are pushing back against pessimism to tell the world their continent's economic boom is real and sustained, but they say it must work harder to roll back poverty and create jobs for its restless youth.

Africa Rising: Reclamation And Growth

AFRICANGLOBE - Let us measure what constitutes "Africa rising". I am persuaded that Africa rising is but a part of the whole economic integration-globalisation narrative, which I agree with Biko, is a “ruse to foist White norms and values upon Africans and thus to achieve African assimilation into White culture, norms and values.”

Africa Rising: Who Is Benefiting?

AFRICANGLOBE - One of Africa’s harsh realities is not the absence of resources but the lack of the will to transform the continent’s economies to influence the global agenda. Much of Africa’s leadership is sucked up in activities that seek to perpetuate their stay in power.

African Media Giants

AFRICANGLOBE - Appearances are everything, or so the saying goes, and as Africa continues its walk from poverty to prosperity, there’s been a rejiggering of its image. “Africa Rising” has become the catchphrase of a counter-movement, meant to rebrand Africa as a continent experiencing a come-up—safe for foreign investors and open to investment over aid.

Africa Rising! At Least Its 1 Percent Is

Africa's economy may be booming, but this will do little to help unemployment and poverty if growth is jobless and its spoils are limited...

Africa Rising – When Will the West Join Africa?

Discussions about Africa's evolution tend to measure the continent's 'gradual' assimilation into the global mainstream. This may have been understandable in the mid-1980s when...