Africa’s long awaited arrival

By Kaushik Basu, The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just published its African Economic Outlook for 2018. This year’s revamped publication – shorter than usual, analytically well-structured, and written in lucid prose, without hyperbole – in some ways mirrors Africa’s own transformation, as it raises… Read More

AfDB sees Zimbabwe GDP at 1pct in 2018

By Adelaide Moyo, HARARE, January 19 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to grow by one percent this year, picking up to 1,2 percent in 2019, the African Development Bank has said in its latest African Economic Outlook report.

Liberal democracy in Africa can wait

By Simplice A. Asongu, Africa’s policymakers understand that strong economic and political leadership is essential to growth and stability. For years, African economies have fared better than expected, owing to a commitment to improving governance. The question now is how to sustain the momentum.