The business perspective to addressing Africa’s skills gap

The phrase “Africa is rising” has been used over the past decade to describe the continent’s economic trajectory. The steady growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) across the continent indicates that businesses and investors around the world see real opportunity...

Poverty: What Ebola and Cholera have in common

The two deadliest outbreaks of this century can be traced to one thing: poverty. Cholera exploded in the Haitian countryside in October 2010, infecting more than 600,000 people and killing 8,600. Ebola surfaced this March in Guinea and has since...

Power Africa: Washington’s Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity

In the first week of August, official delegations from 50 African countries came to Washington to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The meeting was typical in its extraordinary pageantry, overzealous security, and relative lack of tangible accomplishments. Washington’s primary goal...

What’s missing in the Ebola fight

If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Hospitals would...

How to stop Ebola – and the next outbreak

For only the third time in its 66-year history, the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency. This time it is for the Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone....

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The business perspective to addressing Africa’s skills gap

by - 9th November 2014

The phrase “Africa is rising” has been used over the past decade to describe the...

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by - 19th July 2014

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by - 22nd November 2014

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by - 20th November 2014

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by - 8th November 2014

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