Dr. Adesina: African Development Bank President Completely Exonerated

July 28, 2020 High Level Independent Review Panel led by former Irish President Mary Robinson gives the Nigerian technocrat clean bill. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – A much awaited report by an Independent Review Panel has completely exonerated the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina of any ethical wrongdoings. The Independent Review Panel was…

Hail to (King) George Weah, Liberia’s New President, Facing Very Old “Wicked Problems”

For the first time since 1944, Liberia will have a democratic transfer of power as former soccer star George Weah is sworn in as the country’s new president today (Jan. 22). Weah won the presidency after run-off elections last December with 61.5% of votes. He takes over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, who…

Prosperity in Rising in Africa, Driven by the Region’s Growing Middle Class

Sub-Saharan Africa’s rising population and economies have led to a growing middle class and, in turn, more spending power which provides “a vast source of potential for prosperity,” per experts at the African Development Bank. The big picture: Since 2000, the wealth of sub-Saharan African nations has been growing much faster than the global average and than…

2017 Nielsen Africa Country Rankings: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa Still Key Investment Hubs

  2017 Nielsen Africa Country Rankings: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa Still Key Investment Hubs   Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa’s complex markets need to move beyond ‘business as usual’ – they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result. This is the latest insight…