Africa Must Industrialise If It Wants To Become Truly Rich – Everything Else Is Just Spitting In The Ocean

Manufacturing in Africa is six times more productive than agriculture. The growth in services on the continent has contributed to no or slow growth in overall per capita income.

Democracy, Dictatorship And The Circle Of Economic Growth In Africa: It Really Is Complicated

The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about

From Rigged Elections To Armed Conflict: What Fuels Instability In Africa, And What Can Be Done About It

By 2030, 32% of Africans – forecast at 548 million – are likely to live in extreme poverty. Africa is quite unequal, so growth does not translate into poverty reduction.

Elections, Democracy, Bread And Butter In Africa: The Good And Bad News

In August frustrated voters in South Africa punished the ruling party in municipal elections. Around the same time, the presidents of Zambia and Gabon were re-elected in essentially rigged polls