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What the fourth industrial revolution means for Africa - CNBC Africa. By: Alpha Condé, President of Guinea Last Updated: 18 January 2016|11:25 GMT Some of our biggest challenges can become unique opportunities.

What the fourth industrial revolution means for Africa - CNBC Africa

Want jobs? Here's where Africa can get them, plus a 5-point smart plan from those who've cracked it. MICROSOFT last week announced plans to create over 100,000 jobs and reach over seven million people across Africa and the Middle East by the end of the year through its YouthSpark Employability Platform.

Want jobs? Here's where Africa can get them, plus a 5-point smart plan from those who've cracked it

Classement économique et financier de 14 pays d’Afrique. Le Africa Performance Index (API) est un outil de recherche, d’évaluation, de notation et de classement des institutions du secteur public en Afrique à base d’une gamme d’indicateurs quantitatifs.

Classement économique et financier de 14 pays d’Afrique

Développé par IMANI Francophone, le projet s’effectue dans un cadre sectoriel avec pour objectif de susciter des réformes dans des domaines bien précis en matière de gestion des institutions du secteur public au profit du développement du secteur privé et de l’efficacité des prestations. Le ministère de l’Économie et des Finances de la Côte d’Ivoire affiche une performance nettement au-dessus de celle des ministères des autres pays avec un score de 74%.

Ce résultat est dû à une distinction au niveau du cadre institutionnel où le corpus chargé de la politique économique et financière totalise 90%. Il faut noter que cette performance est imputable à une vision économique clairement articulée et communiquée, notamment par le ministère auprès du Premier ministre chargé du budget du pays. Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation. Early findings from the largest ever aerial survey of African wildlife—the Great Elephant Census (GEC)—are proving that big data can make a big difference when it comes to saving the world’s largest land mammal.

Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation

The Africa-wide census, funded by Microsoft billionaire Paul G. Allen, took off in February 2014 with the objective of gaining a better understanding of elephant numbers across the continent. 18 Africans who won our hearts in 2015; from Magufuli, Malak, Teklehaimanot, Jega to Yego. THE New Year is here, so goodbye 2015.

18 Africans who won our hearts in 2015; from Magufuli, Malak, Teklehaimanot, Jega to Yego

It was a real roller coaster of events but one thing that has been a constant is the unveiling of individuals who have proved themselves to be remarkable, enigmatic, brave, amusing and endearing in a way that was won the hearts of Africans and people across the globe. Why it pays to be small in Africa: Rwanda, Botswana, The Gambia and Lesotho can strut proudly. MANY African countries are currently battling a deep currency plunge and slashing their budgets with a collapse in the prices of several main export commodities including oil, gold and copper.

Why it pays to be small in Africa: Rwanda, Botswana, The Gambia and Lesotho can strut proudly

It looks like it’s going to get worse before it gets better. A few weeks ago, however, financial analysts Citi proposed reforming public sector management by simply paying attention of long-forgotten assets, observing that governments around the world have an estimated $75 trillion in public assets ranging from corporations to forests, which are often badly managed and often not even accounted for on their balance sheets.

The analysts say that much of the policy focus of most governments is on managing debt and reducing deficits, while a long-term sustainable solution would just be prudently managing the assets that already exist. INTERVIEW: Peering into the crystal ball; Africa in the next 85 years, according to a leading economist. CARLOS Lopes is the executive secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

INTERVIEW: Peering into the crystal ball; Africa in the next 85 years, according to a leading economist

A development economist, author and educator, Lopes is from Guinea Bissau, and holds a PhD in history from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne and a research master from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. This is why Africa needs to be ‘borderless’ The rest of Africa might follow Rwanda and Mauritius’s lead of free entry into their respective borders soon.

This is why Africa needs to be ‘borderless’

An ‘African passport’ is the AU’s 2063 agenda, and according to AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Dr. Aisha Abdullah, it will ensure that “our people will not have to carry a visa to gain access to other African states.” In 2013, at the 50th anniversary and the 21st summit of the African Union (AU) that held in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development(NEPAD) in Ethiopia, stakeholders in attendance advocated for the revival of unity by all the inhabitants of the African continent. At the 2013 summit which was themed “Pan Africanism and African renaissance”, the Agenda 2063 was born. How Long Have Africa’s Presidents Held Office? Letter from Africa: Predictions for Africa's 2016. Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at what could be in store for the continent in the next 12 months. 2015, with its many elections and third-term bids and violent encounters of the terrorist kind, is behind us.

Letter from Africa: Predictions for Africa's 2016

What, then, can Africa hope to find in 2016? President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Boko Haram has been driven into hiding and is a shadow of its former self. We are told by the Nigerian president that his army has "technically" defeated the Islamist militant group, that they have now been reduced to fighting with improvised "explosive devices and indoctrinating young guys to carry out suicide missions in churches and mosques". Next 35 Years: Nigeria, South Africa may not be Africa's biggest economies. Who will? - Business. SOUTH Africa has had a very tough 2015, as global – and local – forces seemingly conspired to knock the wind out of the country’s lungs.

Next 35 Years: Nigeria, South Africa may not be Africa's biggest economies. Who will? - Business

Les personnalités marquantes de l’année 2015 sur la scène économique africaine. Le magazine Jeune Afrique a établi un classement des personnalités qui ont marqué l’actualité économique africaine de l’année 2015. Africa: Behind the Scary Headlines, 2015 Gives Reason for Optimism. InterviewBy Joseph d'Urso London — This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings and the Bataclan massacre, but according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long term downward trend in violence is continuing. Wars are far less common and deadly than in the recent past, terrorism is rare, and the European refugee crisis is nothing new, said Steven Pinker, a bestselling science author.

"The news is a systematically misleading way to understand the world," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview. In the past five years alone, conflicts have ended in Chad, Peru, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, India, and Angola, and if peace talks currently under way in Colombia are a success, war will have vanished from the Western hemisphere, he said. In his 2011 book "The Better Angels of Our Nature," Pinker called the decline in violence "the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species".

But he says the geographical reach of wars is shrinking. Les corollaires de la corruption dans l’entreprise en Afrique disséqués. Tunis (© 2015 Afriquinfos) - L'Institut africain de développement économique et de planification (IDEP) veut lutter contre le phénomène de la corruption qui pille l'économie africaine. Identifier les classes moyennes africaines. Diversité, spécificités et pratiques de consommation sous contrainte.

Les grands événements qui ont marqué l'économie africaine en 2015. L'actualité économique du continent a été marquée, en 2015, par des événements majeurs qui, bien que limités géographiquement, ont souvent eu une portée significative au-delà des pays concernés. Heureux, à l'image de la découverte géante de gaz au large de l'Égypte, ou plus malheureux, à l'instar des fermetures des mines de cuivre en RDC et en Zambie, ils signalent le dynamisme mais aussi les fragilités des économies africaines. 10 surprising things about 'Africa Rising' from new World Bank report—and why politicians don’t like good data. Africa's Labor Forces are Soaring While Jobs Struggle to Catch Up.

An explosion in the African working-age population will be a wasted opportunity if the continent’s labor markets can’t catch up. Seventeen sub-Saharan African nations will rise the most in rankings of the countries with the fastest-growing working-age populations by 2050, even though they’re coming from a very low base, according to the United Nations World Population Prospects. Nigeria will surpass the U.S. with the world’s third-biggest labor force. That stretching age bracket — 15- to 64-year-olds — gives Africans an edge in productive potential and upward mobility to lift citizens out of poverty. But harnessing it will mean delivering hundreds of millions of new jobs and creating more robust education and training for young people. Nigeria’s pan-African aspirations may change its dynamic with SA. A QUESTION Nigerians often raise in discussions about SA and its West African counterpart is why there are not more Nigerian companies investing here.

Where are the Nigerian banks, the food franchises, the supermarkets and IT companies? They ask. The diplomats are particularly exercised by the trade and investment imbalance.