On a continent where some 600 million people people live in households without electricity, it is very re-assuring to sit and listen to bank officials throw light on a plan empower African youth with jobs, 25 million of them. At the very recent African Development Bank's annual meeting in Lusaka, there was a focus on 5 key areas President Adesina had prioritized. After … [Read more...] about Empowering Africa with 25 million jobs?
On my way to Lusaka, I had an interesting conversation with two Nigerians whiles we transited through Addis Ababa. It was a toned down version of the jollof battles Nigerians and Ghanaians usually engage in whenever they meet. We talked about tomatoes, and how the internet was flooded with tweets and posts about tomatoes and its scarcity in Nigeria. After dodging my questions … [Read more...] about Energy, Agric and Jobs – A vicious cycle
When my President was asked on Focus on Africa whether he had ever taken a bribe, he was first dodgy with his answer, but he finally answered in the negative. This episode has sparked conversations around bribery and corruption in Ghana's media. To add to this trending topic, I want to explore what compels citizens to pay bribe in the first place. I have been faced with many … [Read more...] about I paid a bribe
Following Rick Rowden’s article titled 'Africa’s boom over', Eric Osiakwan, a very active angel investor on the continent published a very insightful post to throw more light on the subject with a different pair of lenses. Though I agree with Eric on how Africa doesn’t necessarily need industrialization to develop (considering economies such as Singapore which have become a … [Read more...] about Tech is not leading Africa’s boom/development, this is what we can do to change that
Yesterday, 25th May, more than half the people in the world took a day off from normal work to relax, spend time with family or just catch up with work. Different chunks of the globe celebrated this day for very different reasons. In the United States, it was a Memorial Day to remember and honor the soldiers who fought during the civil war for those who are free today. In parts … [Read more...] about Africa, where are we headed?