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Africa in 2015

Ted Talk on Global Population Growth

Brookings Discussion on Central Africa Republic Recovery


June 11 AU Summit Opening Statement by Secretary General Zuma.

Africa is the forward that the world needs to face
PIUS ADESANMI obtained a First Class Honours degree in French Studies from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, a masters degree in French Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a PhD in French Studies from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. is a Professor of English and African Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. A widely cited commentator on African affairs, he has lectured widely in Universities in Africa, Europe, and North America.

Empire – The New Scramble for Africa
Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class. Empire travels to Kenya, France and the USA to examine who is gaining, who is losing and what it means to Africans.

Will the Next Einstein Be from Africa? – IDRC Panel discussion (2013)
Could the next Einstein come from Africa? The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is betting on it. At a special presentation held in Ottawa by Canada’s International Development Research Centre in collaboration with the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative, two of AIMS-NEI’s champions discussed how AIMS and mathematical sciences can lead Africa towards a brighter, more prosperous future.

Patrick Chevalier on Resource Extraction and Sustainable Development in Africa
Patrick Chevalier, Director, Strategic Outreach and Partnerships Division, Natural Resources Canada speaks about Resource Extraction and Sustainable Development in Africa: A Canadian Perspective.

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?
The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don’t have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can’t afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world.

Inside the Issues 4.2 | Canada-Africa Relations
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora visits Inside the Issues to discuss the 2013 edition of Canada Among Nations — Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Beginning with a brief background on the series, Dr. Medhora comments on the timeliness of the current edition given recent shifts in Canada’a foreign policy and ongoing economic and political development throughout Africa.

Andrew Mwenda: Let’s take a new look at African aid
In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the “African question” — to look beyond the media’s stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.