Africa Still Rising

By Donald Kaberuka and Acha Leke, JOHANNESBURG (Project Syndicate) – Is the honeymoon over for African economies? Less than a decade ago, it seemed that the continent’s economic dreams were beginning to come true, with many countries experiencing impressive GDP growth and development. Now, as… Read More

Press Freedom isn’t free

By Danforth Austin and Barbara Frye – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is cracking down on Turkish civil society following the failed coup in July. Beyond purging thousands of military officers, judges, and educators, the government has issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists, and… Read More

Building Africa’s Knowledge Economy

By Simplice A. Asongu – Development economists often differ with one another, but they agree on this: the knowledge economy will be the foundation of every nation’s progress in the twenty-first century. Yet while East Asia and other regions have been making substantial gains in… Read More

Africa’s post-Brexit opportunity

By Professor Calestous Juma, LONDON (Project Syndicate ) – The entire world felt the shock waves from the decision by voters in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and Africa was no exception, especially given its close historical ties with many EU member… Read More