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Healthcare in Africa in the post-Covid era

Africa defied the early Covid-19 doomsday predictions, with 200,000 deaths – a smidgen of the tens of millions that had been projected.  It was dubbed “the great mystery of the pandemic”.  The economic impact, however, has been heavy. The disruption…

The Big Culture Debate

Agenda 2063 envisioned “An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics”.  It called for an African cultural renaissance which, among other things, tapped into Africa’s rich heritage and culture to ensure that the creative arts…

When African youth get behind the wheel

For decades, development reports have called out African countries for their unsustainable demographic growth. This growth tends to be viewed as a strain on almost all developmental capabilities. Today, more than 60% of Africa’s population is under the age of…

Progress on Freedom of Movement

One of the Agenda 2063 goals is free movement of people and capital. By 2016, just one African country offered open arrival visa or no visa access to citizens of ALL African countries. Today, five do, and 42 countries offer…