What is influence and how do you measure it? It will always be hard to agree on a common understanding and meaning of influence. Understandably, this always generates wide debate. How do we determine these people’s influence? And why does it matter that we assemble this list, you may ask. One yardstick we used was to emphasise that influence is not about popularity and popularity is not always influential. The influencer’s impact on public, social and political discourse, however, is what largely helps us determine their influence. Over the next few pages, you will find a breadth and wealth of Africans of all nationalities and ages, both women and men, whose actions and reach, we have determined, significantly impacted and realigned the continent’s landscape in their fields of endeavour. They contributed in redefining the African narrative in 2013 and we feel they will play a big role in 2014 - hopefully, for Africa’s good.
New African have partnered up with the advocacy group ONE to launch the Enhanced Maputo Framework Challenge. This Farmer’s Deal will provide public investments and policy reforms that will improve the agriculture system, providing crucial missing services for smallholder farmers and budding agribusiness firms. The objective is to give agriculture the place it deserves, to ensure that our leaders listen to the voices of smallholder farmers, and that they walk the talk.
Tuesday March 11 - Power & Electricity World Africa
Tuesday March 11 - Sustain & Build Africa 2014
Tuesday March 11 - The Solar Show Africa
Wednesday March 12 - AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa 2014
Wednesday March 12 - Africa SMB Forum 2014
Friday March 14 - Africa Telecom Forum
Tsumeb, Namibia. In a deal to revive the fortunes of Tsumeb, a century-old mining town in northern Namibia, the town’s legacy problems are being exploited to smelt the world’s most arsenic copper concentrates shipped from Bulgaria and elsewhere. But the risks involved are making people express fears for the environment,...
Kwamina Panford writes on how Ghana and other African nations can avoid the resource curse in the area of petroleum. He strongly advocates using petroleum to create jobs through industrialisation, and less emphasis on the export of crude oil and unprocessed natural gas.
"When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid", Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar winner, Best supporting Role (2014). New African sister magazine New African Woman caught up with Lupita Nyong’o, read the full...