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Report: 37 African countries have industrialized in last decade

The Africa Industrialization Index (AII) report provides a country-level assessment of 52 African countries’ progress across 19 key indicators. Top performers not necessarily those with the biggest economies, but countries that generate high manufacturing value-added per capita. By the editorial staff Thirty-seven of 52 African countries have become more industrialized...

African Economic Outlook 2022: Africa’s 2021 economic rebound impacted by lingering Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war

Africa’s gross domestic product has recovered strongly in the last year, but the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing war could pose considerable challenges in the medium term. This is according to the 2022 African Economic Outlook, released by the African Development Bank. Africa’s...

Beyond Conflict, A Plan for Africa’s Food Security

A foreign war has exposed Africa’s chronic dependence on food imports and galvanized action to address the nexus between conflict, food insecurity and climate change... By Patrick Verkooijen, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim and Akinwumi Adesina. The victims of war are sometimes a thousand miles from the battlefield. Such is the case...
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