In Depth

Thu,17Jan2019

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Editorial | Africa in 2019 | The human factor

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At the heart of the latest prognostications on Africa’s traj­ectories are the people – another 500 million, the vast majority under 30 – due to join the denizens of the continent’s cities over the next three decades. They should lay the groundwork for Africa’s great leap forward.

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Youth | Speaking to and for the future

WHAT TO WATCH IN 2019 | FRONTLINE

One in every five Africans is between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. That is a quarter of a billion young people who are coming of age. Much has been made of the lack of jobs on the continent, and nearly two-thirds of Africa’s unemployed are young people. Even in South Africa, one of the most sophisticated economies, 55% of youth do not have a job.

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Selling our crown jewels isn’t the solution - Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Ahead of the February 2019 elections, Nigeria’s vice-president talks to The Africa Report about how free-marketism does not hold all the answers for Nigeria and how the APC government plans to win voters on issues like corruption, security and devolution

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The old order has delivered misery - Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili

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Presidential candidate of The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, talks to The Africa Report about the education crisis and the need for the politics of ideas rather than personality

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“We don’t need any regulation that enforces localisation to be local” - Farid Fezoua

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15-year company veteran, Farid Fezoua, says General Electric (GE) is in Africa for the long haul, focusing on healthare, aviation and power across the continent and in its core markets in Nigeria and South Africa. He assumed the role of President and CEO of GE Africa on 1 October 2018, a role he's combining with his position as President and CEO of GE Healthcare Africa.

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