On 15 October 2013, the former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, was sent to Britain to begin his 50-year prison sentence imposed by the Special Court...Read more
New African correspondent Cameron Duodu, the veteran journalist from Ghana, has mounted a one-man crusade aimed at stopping the conflict in Central African Republic. It...Read more
New African correspondent Cameron Duodu, the veteran journalist from Ghana, has mounted a one-man crusade aimed at stopping the conflict in Central African Republic. It is...Read more
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.
The Algerian presidential elections are scheduled for April 17 and despite mounting tensions and anti-regime demonstrations, president Abdelaziz Bouteflika is set to be re-elected for a fourth time.
RIchard Attias will be organising the New York Forum Africa in Gabon between 23-25th May. In addition, look out for the May Issue of African Business featuring an interview with Richard Attias. And finally, below is an open letter Richard Attias felt compelled to write President Jonathan Goodluck