President’s note: What comes next

President’s note: What comes next

In the last decade, economic transformation became the consensus paradigm for Africa’s development. For it to succeed, one issue looms above all others: leadership. Download this story as PDF Left to right: Sophie Ikenye, BBC Journalist; Aliko Dangote, Chairman &...
President’s note

President’s note

The signing by 44 African countries of an agreement to establish the Continental Free Trade Area is just a step towards realizing the dream of an economically integrated Africa, but offers hope for countries that are purposefully embracing transformation. At a March...
A new ‘club’ comes together

A new ‘club’ comes together

The best way for the Compact with Africa to succeed is to keep African policymakers in the driver’s seat—and in close contact with each other.  When German Chancellor Angela Merkel first announced last year that her country would use its presidency of the G20 to...