With the right leadership, mindset and policies African countries can achieve, even exceed, the growth and development successes of Asian counterparts.
Evidence shows that in economies like that of Ghana, small firms do fine, but it's the large firms that seem to suffer constraints on their growth in numbers.
Considering all the positive signs Ethiopia might very well be on its way to become Africa's industrial powerhouse.
Climate change stands to hit Africa the hardest. That's why green industrialisation is critical to help keep the continent's greenhouse gas emissions low.
It is time to jettison the vague notion of African time. And for Africa to clean up its act.
Some economists have touted the rising middle class as a panacea for Africa's challenges. But a more realistic diagnosis of what makes up a middle class is needed.