LSE Africa Summit

21 Jul Is technology a game-changer for Africa?

Samuel Baker examines the potential technology has to boost Africa’s growth. It is predicted that Africa’s population will peak at a quarter of the world’s population by 2050. Despite a rapidly growing population, there are some socio-economic factors that may pose challenges to the continent’s development,...

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15 Apr While the West was embroiled in the War on Terror, China quietly invested in Africa

In the third of a series of interviews ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit, Justin Villamil and Yossie Olaleye meet Professor Jude Howell to discuss China-Africa relations, migration, and civil society’s involvement in development practices. [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] In the 1950s, in the...

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28 Mar For Catherine Boone, land is all about the people, but they lack political power

In the second of a series of interviews ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit, Justin Villamil meets Professor Catherine Boone to discuss current issues surrounding power, governance, and land grabbing in Africa. [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="75%" height="350" iframe="true" /] On the 25th of October in 2015,...

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