The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, coupled with the implementation of the EBAFOSA Compliance Standards, offers Africa an opportunity like never before, says Dr Richard Munang.
Let us use the lessons of selflessness and determination taught by the icons of the struggle against slavery to fight modern-day neo-slavery, says Dr Richard Munang.
Climate action is not just about reducing emissions; it can also mean food on people’s tables, money in their pockets and jobs for our youth.
Richard Munang suggests that in order to sustainably finance African development, we should move beyond socially designed fundraising to investment financing capable of financial returns.
Reflecting on practical actions and policies such as the AU Agenda 2063, Yamoussoukro Decision and Sirte Declaration, Dr Richard Munang and Mr Robert Mgendi suggest ways to curb Africa’s socio-economic inequality
Dr Richard Munang, a champion of protecting Africa’s environment to overcome the region’s social and economic challenges, examines the key sectors that can boost development on the continent
Africa is under siege. With an estimated 621 million Africans without electricity, and the gap expanding, energy poverty is high. This impacts on Africa’s growth on multiple levels. Implementing the Paris Agreement cannot be done without taking account of this grave reality, say Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi.
Standing between Africa and the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the lion of youth unemployment. This challenge, if left unaddressed, could have more dramatic consequences than climate change, disease and even poverty.
The Paris Agreement presents rosy opportunities for Africa, but putting them into practice will demand deliberate action. However, given the agreement’s potential to maximise socio-economic development on the continent, it should be the song and melody of all Africans.