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
It may make economic and financial sense for Lagos, Nigeria, to push out the poor from its urban centres, but the short-term gains may come with a long-term cost.
Nigeria’s high level of unemployment, especially among the young and recent graduates, is one of the major factors responsible for the spread of job recruitment scams, Valentine Iwenwanne writes.
Africa’s precarious energy security is threatening the continent’s ability to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals. Bridging the continent’s energy gap is an urgent imperative if we want to truly secure Africa’s place in the 21st century. But is nuclear the way to go? ask Richard Munang and Richard 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.
Yaba, Lagos, is home to a large number of Nigeria’s tech businesses. As seed funding comes in from global investors who see Africa as the next big space, the area’s big boys are looking to further attract local funding. They are also putting in money where they see potential.
We need to get beyond past talk of Africa’s great potential to action. Dr Richard Munang and Mr Robert Mgendi suggest sustainable ecosystem-based adaptation-driven agriculture as a measure that is practical and has already succeeded in parts of Africa.
In Borno, Nigeria, where the radical sect Boko Haram has masterminded a campaign of terror for almost a decade, the real estate sector is showing a resurgence. This gladdens the hearts of realtors but has left many properties beyond the reach of the displaced, who are returning home.
A recent climate change report suggests that the globe is headed for a 2,9°C to 3, 4°C warming, a scenario that could spell disaster for the African continent. However, given the scale of the challenge, Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi argue, this could be an opportune moment for the continent to pull together for a common purpose.