Inspecting seeds in Uganda. US development organisations need to understand that today there is considerably greater local expertise.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
President of Botswana Ian Khama. He leads a country that’s lost the shine created by his father Seretse Khama.
For a global audience, the movie 'A United Kingdom' provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is also likely to revitalise the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
Going nowhere: Robert and Grace Mugabe.
Robert Mugabe's indigenisation laws demand that companies operating in Zimbabwe transfer most of their capital into local hands.
A man carries marlins to the market in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
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The blue economy is unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa. It could represent a major growth driver for the continent.
Workers prepare pipes to service an oil well.
South Sudan is not the only oil-dependent country suffering from the fall in oil prices. Nigeria and Angola are also having difficulties. One solution is for them to diversify their economies.
South African President Jacob Zuma delivers an address at the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town.
The essence of Ubuntu can best be found in Africa's informal economies. They are not dependent on western shareholders or donations, and certainly not subject to western management education.
Too much of what we know about Africa is still coming from outside the continent.
African academics should be leading the pack when it comes to producing research and information about the continent. So what's holding them back?
Champagne being served in a bar on McCarthy Street in Lagos.
It's easy to dismiss Africa as a place that is, at best, a provider of commodities, land and labour. A closer look shows that the continent is innovative and offers a lot more opportunities.
Not all of the post-independence period in Africa has been an economic failure.
Africa’s growth failure happened because of a combination of external economic shocks and a less-than-perfect policy response, from both international donors and national economic policymakers.