Striving for Sustained Economic Growth

The steady growth that Africa has experienced in the past decade is being threatened by one of the continent's greatest challenges - unemployment. The World Economic Forum for Africa - themed Delivering On Africa's Promise - came to an end with a call for investment in human capital. But how does the continent now ensure that its much-lauded growth and gains are sustained?

VIDEO: Inside Story - Africa's Quest for Sustained Economic Growth

While the African continent has made great strides economically in the last decade can it sustain its gains and growth? Inside Story, with Al Jazeera ... see more »


  • Africa:  Kenyatta Advocates 'All-Inclusive Society' at Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who describes himself as a simple man driven to help his country prosper, faced challenging questions at a World Economic Forum session here on ... read more »

  • Africa:  Paving a New Silk Road Through Africa

    World Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Unreliable as they might come in Africa, statistics all indicate that the continent is ready to take off economically. Six out of the 10 fastest growing economies over the past ... read more »

  • Africa:  Building Africa's Property Boom

    World Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Mention "Africa" to the world's industrialists, retailers, bankers and technologists, and the associated responses are "exploration" and "opportunity". Mention "opportunity" to ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Must Add Value to Its Vast Natural Resources

    World Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Although a number of African countries have experienced rapid economic growth over the past decade, substantial developmental challenges remain. read more »

  • Africa:  Regional Integration Is a Must for Africa

    World Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Throughout the post-war period, international trade has proven to be a key driver of growth for many countries, in particular for small economies. Although Africa has been growing ... read more »

World Economic Forum on Africa 2013.


  • Africa:  Greater Mobility in Africa Will Aid Development

    World Economic Forum, 10 May 2013

    Connecting the continent through infrastructure development and removing bottlenecks to greater mobility of people will allow Africans to work together towards the common goal of ... read more »

  • Africa:  Integration 'Key to Africa's Growth', 9 May 2013

    Closer regional integration will be crucial for addressing underlying weaknesses in Africa's long-term competitiveness and ensuring that the continent delivers on its massive ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Economic Growth to Be Consolidated

    The Herald, 11 May 2013

    The successes registered by African economies in achieving growth need to be consolidated by efforts to boost long term competitiveness if the continent is to achieve sustainable ... read more »

  • Africa:  Five Ways to Promote Entrepreneurship in Africa

    World Economic Forum, 9 May 2013

    Africa needs accelerated structural transformation in order to take the bulk of its population out of poverty. This requires deeper investment in factors leading to ... read more »

  • Africa:  AGRA Calls Leaders to Place Agriculture At the Heart of Africa's Growth

    Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, 9 May 2013

    Today, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) called on global leaders at the World Economic Forum on Africa to recognise agriculture’s rightful place—at ... read more »

  • Africa:  Latest At WEF- Africa Bullish About Future Prospects

    The Herald, 9 May 2013

    The World Economic Forum on Africa got off to a good start this morning with the launch of a Global competitive report, which is putting into perspective the strengths and ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Needs a New Development Model

    The Herald, 9 May 2013

    The World Economic Forum on Africa annual gathering opened in Cape Town yesterday, bringing together government leaders business leaders, the media, civil society and the academia ... read more »

  • Africa:  President Zuma Welcomes Delegates to World Economic Forum On Africa

    South African Government, 8 May 2013

    President Jacob Zuma extends a warm welcome to delegates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which meets in Cape Town from today, 8 May to 10 May 2013. read more »

  • Africa:  Can Africa's Natural Resources Lift People Out of Poverty?

    World Economic Forum, 9 May 2013

    Several African countries are among today's fastest-growing economies in the world, often driven by discoveries of oil, natural gas and strategic mineral reserves. Extreme poverty ... read more »

  • Africa:  How to Reinvent Africa's Sickly Health System

    World Economic Forum, 9 May 2013

    Given the billions of aid dollars spent on improving the health systems of Africa, it may surprise you to learn that the majority of Africans still turn to the private sector for ... read more »

  • Africa:  Diversifying African Economies

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    As an African entrepreneur, I keenly await the outcomes of the 2013 World Economic Forum on Africa. One of the key issues to be discussed is how to accelerate economic ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Ethiopia's Journey From Poverty to Prosperity

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    The walia is a species of ibex found only in northern Ethiopia. Some 40 years ago, with fewer than 200 left, the walia was in danger of extinction. It remains an endangered ... read more »

  • Africa:  Feeding Africa's Future

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    Today, we have the tools and knowledge to end extreme poverty and hunger by working together to transform agriculture. This isn't just a development hypothesis; it's actually ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Must Become Self-Sufficient Says Zuma At Opening of World Economic Forum On Africa

    World Economic Forum, 9 April 2013

    The fact that South Africa hosted the recent BRICS summit is an indication of how much Africa has changed, Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa, told the opening plenary of the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa's Healthcare Is At a Critical Crossroads

    World Economic Forum, 9 May 2013

    For six years, I have travelled across Africa as a humanitarian - speaking to mothers caring for sick children, listening to the inspiring words of dedicated healthcare workers and ... read more »

  • Africa:  Unleashing Africa's People Power

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    If the mantra "our people are our greatest asset" is a truism for business, it is even more so for a continent of over a billion people and rising. read more »

  • Africa:  The Changing Landscape of Aid in Africa

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    In the world of international health and development, a new model is taking shape. The traditional structure of aid agencies in Sweden, the United States and other donor countries ... read more »

  • Africa:  Three Tips for Boosting Social Innovation in Africa

    World Economic Forum, 8 May 2013

    At the World Economic Forum on Africa this week, I’ll be discussing some of the lessons I’ve learned over the past year in a session entitled “New Solutions: ... read more »

  • Africa:  Closing Africa's Gender Gap

    World Economic Forum, 7 May 2013

    Africa stands to benefit from the converging of many trends, including a 5.5% growth rate and an increasingly educated young population. But will 51% of its population benefit from ... read more »

  • Africa:  WEF to 'Deliver On Africa's Promise', 6 May 2013

    Over 1 000 global business, government and academic leaders will converge on Cape Town from Wednesday to Friday to focus on driving Africa's economic growth, boosting strategic ... read more »


WEF Africa looks at strategies to boost Africa's economic growth.