A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa’s employment challenge

Unemployment, independent of any other factor, threatens to derail the economic promise that Africa deserves. It’s a time bomb with no geographical boundaries: Economists expect Africa to create 54 million new jobs by 2020, but 122 million Africans will enter the labor force during that time frame. Adding to this shortfall are tens of millions currently unemployed […]

Africapitalism: empowering people works much better than giving them aid

I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient. While all assistance is to be acknowledged and appreciated,we need to rethink the ways in which we help others. We must […]