10 Memorable Quotes From The 2014 World Economic Forum On Africa

The 24th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa is currently taking place in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, which has brought together close to 1,000 regional and global leaders, is centered on the theme of forging inclusive growth and creating jobs for Africa’s growing population. The began on Wednesday and is slated to close tomorrow. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from Thursday’s plenary and brainstorming sessions: Africa is an article of faith. I believe in this continent. – Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel Nowhere in the world do you get the kind of returns ….. Continue Reading

Address by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

 

 

Address by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR on the

Occasion of the Centenary Conference on the Theme: “Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda for the 21st Century”, Thursday, 27th February, 2014

PROTOCOLS

1. Today, as our Nation marks its first 100 years, we look back with gratitude to God and with pride in our citizens. We look forward also, to the future, with hope and confidence.

2. In this hall and beyond, I am delighted to welcome many of our past, ….. Continue Reading

Africa’s economic boom: Five countries to watch

South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, and Ethiopia all have economies that are growing at a brisk pace. But their future depends on how they invest that money, writes Matthew Hawki

As competition for raw resources heats up globally, economic and political elites in the West are turning to Africa for quick and generous capital gains and for the promotion of British and American geostrategic interests.

This is not the first time that these elites have been optimistic about Africa – about a decade and a half ago “Africa experts” boosted new ….. Continue Reading

ECOWAS Ministers Agree Implementation Action Plan on Proposed Lagos-Ibadan Highway

ECOWAS Ministers of Works/Road Infrastructure, Transport, Finance and Justice from Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, ended their one-day meeting of Monday, 22nd April 2013 in Abuja with an agreement on an implementation plan for the construction of a proposed highway linking Abidjan to Lagos.

A supra-national agency to be set up will manage the project implementation phase to ensure uniformity in approach and standards for the road whose development will be regionally coordinated.

The ministers, whose meeting was in response to a recent directive by the Heads of State of the five ….. Continue Reading