Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families' small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream – sometimes fulfilled, often not – is to find a more rewarding and stimulating life in the continent´s rapidly growing cities. Few return, but even fewer ever completely sever their ties.
- Former President of Nigeria - H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo
- Lansana Gberie, Africa Renewal
The emergence of groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the spread of Somalia's Al-Shabaab attacks into Kenya and Uganda, many are asking whether terrorism is becoming the dominant mode of conflict across Africa.
Plastic waste rushed down KwaZulu-Natal's rivers and out to sea. When Citigroup talked of the 100 trillion in stranded fossil fuel assets that they feared from a "successful" Paris negotiation in August 2015, the poor were busy adapting to fossil fuels, their by-products, and climate change with a mountain of stranded plastic.
- The Africa Report
At the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai in March 2016, delegates debated whether focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to the detriment of arts fully equips children for the world ahead.