Extractives in Africa: Where are the young people?

We are so rich, yet so poor... Extractives are a very critical part of mineral rich economies across Africa. Extractives contribute directly to countries' Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Africa alone is home to about 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, 10% of the world’s oil, and 8% of the world’s natural gas. At the same … Continue reading Extractives in Africa: Where are the young people?

Ordinary views on the Paris Accord

China🇨🇳 it is said has the highest carbon emissions worldwide followed by India🇮🇳. Thing is China manufactures products for nearly the rest of the world. It is more than likely that over 50% of the products in the United States🇺🇸 got the MADE IN CHINA label; enough to tell and show us that the Green … Continue reading Ordinary views on the Paris Accord

Press Freedom, Social Media, Fake News and other short stories in between

It's Press Freedom week...critical minds for critical times Great strides have been made in ensuring press freedom across Africa (well at least compared to a decade ago). Some countries have relaxed laws while some have tightened theirs to regulate the fourth estate around the continent. The challenging reality though is that intimidation of journalists by … Continue reading Press Freedom, Social Media, Fake News and other short stories in between

Africa Day: Are we our own enemies?

On October 20-21st 2016, I had the honor of moderating the African Development and Infrastructure Convention (ADIC) 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, a two day event geared towards opening up avenues to allow African business Owners (both small and large) pitch projects to the rest of the world. In its second edition the turn out was … Continue reading Africa Day: Are we our own enemies?