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Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

Africa’s natural resources no longer a curse?

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Africa’s promising power sector is generating interest in renewable sources.

Nursing Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector back to health

The government is urging Sierra Leoneans to decrease their over reliance on rice by eating other crops.

Most African countries will be middle income by 2040, says Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, shares his thoughts on Africa’s current economic situation.

A new burst of energy in industrial activity

Industrialisation cannot be considered a luxury but a necessity for the continent’s development.

Africa’s youth: a ‘ticking time bomb’ or an opportunity?

The story of Africa’s worrisome youth unemployment is often told alongside the story of the continent’s fast and steady economic growth.

China in the heart of Africa

“China’s gift to Africa.” The new headquarters of the African Union, is so called because China picked up the US$200 million tab for the state-of-the-art complex.

African economies capture world attention, but still a long way to go

Undoubtedly Africa is still bedevilled by poverty, with half of its people living on less than $2 a day. However, its economic growth over the past decade has been striking.