Africa is urbanising later and at a lower income level than other developing regions, which means policy makers can learn from the successes and failures of other countries. Done right, urbanisation could significantly raise both productivity and living standards across the continent.
African agriculture is about to flourish, write Olusegun Obasanjo and Bob Geldof. This is one of the most fertile regions on earth, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land.
The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2010 shows the substantial progress made in malaria control and prevention in Africa and other high-risk regions, and outlines the work still needed for the disease's eventual elimination.
• Malaria cases halved in SA
Heads of states of 26 African countries belonging to three economic regions across the continent, have taken a historic step and resolved to merge the blocs into a single regional market.