At the end of this month, all diplomatic roads will lead to Paris for a global summit on the looming catastrophe of drastic and irreversible climate change. On its present course, man-made climate change will destroy the livelihoods of a quarter of the world's people and hundreds of millions of them will be in Africa.
- Farai Sevenzo
Back in January, 2015 was being hyped as the year of African elections – not because of any great democratic dispensation but because of the neatness of the five in 2015 coinciding with the end of one term of office or another.
- Mehdi Michbal
Ethiopia-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, 69, is at the helm of Corral Petroleum, a Stockholm-based company that has controlling interests in three petrol refineries and owns more than a 1,000 petrol stations in the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden.
Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the African continent. Education, climate change, ending hunger and increasing investments in rural infrastructure are priorities for Africa, as are economic growth, access to energy and water and investments in agriculture