As African leaders meet in Addis Ababa to chart Vision 2063, a blueprint for the next 50 years, optimism about the possibilities seems limitless. After an unprecedented decade of booming growth rates, improving infrastructure, and some strides in social indicators, Africa seems poised to finally take off.
East & Horn Africa
- Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:05
- Mohamed Keita
- Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:03
- Judi Rever in Montreal
The former prime minister plans to challenge President Kagame and the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front.
- Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:26
- Helen Clark
As the African Union celebrates its 50th anniversary, UNDP's administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark argues that tackling inequalities on the continent is central to lifting human development.
- Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:41
- Nicholas Norbrook and Patrick Smith in Paris
Wearing twin hats as AU Assembly chair and Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam expounds his views on resolution of the conflict in Mali as well as his country's economic plans.
- Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:52
- Patrick Smith
Reformists took two years to persuade governments to give up some sovereignty and join a union that would promote accountability and economic development.