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Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung Report

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on a new report published by Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung which shows the Alliance for a Green Revolution has failed to transform agricultural systems in Africa. We feature Nokutula Mhene who is programmes manager Rosa-Luxemburg in Johannesburg, SA.

Young African Champions

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on Young African Champions, so recognized by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD. These are young Africans doing amazing stuff on the ground to improve the lives of others, like Silas Adekunle from Nigeria who co-founded and is CEO of Reach Robotics, a company that creates a digital platform for entertainment and education. What they do contributes to “the Africa We Want” of Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 is the AU’s blueprint for development which envisages a free and prosperous Africa in fifty years.

NEPAD's Agenda 2063

In this edition of Africa of the Future we find out what inspires Agenda 2063, African Union’s long term vision. We find out why African leaders chose to plan long rather than short term. We feature Dr Ibrahim Mayaki – CEO of NEPAD Coordinating Agency and director of implementation and coordination at NEPAD Esterene Fetabong.

World Refugee Day

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on the plight of refugees in Africa as reports of coronavirus infections in camps emerge. The world recently celebrated World Refugee Day, on the 20th of June.


In this edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on the struggle of the Palestinian people in the light of Israeli plans supported by the United States to annex 30 percent of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. We feature Ronnie Kasrils, former South African government minister, an activist and a freedom fighter.

Teachers Virtual Summit

In this edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on the recent Teachers of the World Unite virtual summit organized by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO’s Teacher Task Force to give thousands of teachers across the world a voice at the top of the table for the first time. The summit also saw the launch of nine Teacher Task forces on coronavirus and future of education.

The Africa We Want.

In this week’s Africa of the Future we talk to two young people about the role of the youth living in and out of the continent in shaping the Africa We Want as envisaged in Agenda 2063 of the African Union. We go on to showcase young Bheki Kunene, founder MindTrix which is a creative design agency based in Gululethu Township, Western Cape. He made it against odds, to become one of most celebrated entrepreneurs.

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

In this edition of Africa of the Future we highlight some exciting and refreshing ideas from the perspective of an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon about how those in isolation or quarantine can use these ideas to fight Covid 19. He thinks the nose should be first line of defence against the virus.

Africa of the future

In edition of Africa of the Future we bring you the voice of the former Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now known as the African Union as a way to celebrate Africa month, the month on which this premier continental body was founded in May 1963. He recalls how he helped mobilise world public opinion against the apartheid, what it felt liking working with the late President of the ANC Oliver Tambo and the first time he met the late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and more.

Pan Africanism and African Renaissance

In this edition we celebrate Africa month by examining the link between Pan Africanism and African renaissance. Well also look at the future of the continent and what NEPAD can do to drive development on the continent. We feature Prof. Sabelo Gatsheni Ndlovu of UNISA and Prof. Siphamandla Zondi oif the Centre for Global Dialogue.

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