Gaborone: technological center of southern Africa. The 22@ model of Barcelona.

Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, is at a crucial juncture in its development. Despite its political stability and an economic management that has avoided the “resource curse,” the city faces challenges in terms of infrastructure, economic diversification, and creating high-value-added employment. Drawing inspiration from the successful model of Barcelona’s 22@ District could provide Gaborone with Read more…

Nigeria in a minute

Nigeria, as one of Africa’s prominent emerging economies, has undergone significant transformations in recent decades. In this analysis, we will explore key aspects of its economy, from Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to industrial diversification and the challenges it faces. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Nigeria’s GDP is impressive both nominally and in terms of purchasing power Read more…

Tourism in Africa: where do they come from?

Tourism in Africa: where do they come from? .This article provides an analysis of tourism trends in African countries, focusing on the number of tourists received in 2023 and their countries of origin. The study aims to understand the underlying patterns and factors influencing these trends.  Introduction Tourism is a critical sector for many African Read more…

Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat, and Riyadh: A Gateway to Growth in the Middle East

When considering investment opportunities in the vibrant financial centers of Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat, and Riyadh, a Gateway to Growth in the Middle East, a range of possibilities opens up for investors in the Middle East. These cities, each with their unique charm and potential, represent pillars of economic growth and development in the Read more…

Jeff Ramsay: A Key Figure in Botswana’s History and Communication

Jeff Ramsay, actually in Livingstone Kolobeng College, and Permanent Secretary for Media in Botswana, between 2003-2018, has played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s communication landscape. His contributions extend beyond administrative duties, as he actively engages with Botswana’s history and its journey toward independence. In this academic article, we explore Ramsay’s background, his impact on Read more…

Invest in Progress: The Role of Government Investment Offices in Africa

Investment offices of African governments play a central role in fostering economic growth and development in their respective countries. As Africa continues to emerge as an attractive destination for global investment, these offices are crucial for navigating and leveraging the continent’s unique opportunities and challenges. You can find official Investment offices of African countries here. Read more…

The Crucial Role of SMEs and the Digitalization Challenge

At the heart of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa lie small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These entities not only significantly contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of their respective countries but are also essential for job creation and innovation. However, digitalization presents a considerable obstacle on their path to success and expansion. Read more…

The Brain Challenge: A Success Model in Community Development Initiatives

The Brain Challenge in Uganda was an innovative initiative that revolutionized how children’s involvement in community development efforts was viewed. Running from 2017 until its conclusion in 2022, this annual competition provided children from various schools in southern Uganda with the opportunity to play active roles in the future of their communities. The essence of Read more…

Knockduff Farm: Transforming a Dream into Business Reality

Knockduff Farm. In the heart of Lobatse, Botswana, lies Knockduff Farm, a project that encapsulates the essence of bold entrepreneurship and successful adaptation to a new field of business. This farm, originally a second home for Mrs Jane Swartland, a former music teacher in Gaborone, has been transformed into a thriving events venue, offering a Read more…

Voices Unbound: The Rise and Influence of African Publishing Houses

African publishing houses based on the continent play a crucial role in promoting and preserving Africa’s rich literary and cultural diversity. These publishers not only provide a platform for African voices to be heard globally but also make significant contributions to the continent’s economic and educational development. This post will explore some of Africa’s most Read more…