The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au…

Makhtar Diop |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Editor's Note: This blog draws on the forthcoming article “New Trade Regionalism in Asia: Looking Past the Sino-American Great Game, " written by Swarnim Wagle, to be published in the …

Swarnim Wagle, Miles McKenna |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |

Happy International Day of Older Persons! The United Nations established this day of observance in 1990 as a way to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the…

Margaret Arnold |

While global economic growth has been sluggish in recent years, Africa has been growing. We’ve seen a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries as well as…

Sajitha Bashir |

(Photo by Chico Ferreira, available under a Creative Commons license - CC-BY-2.0)

Kerry Natelege Crawford |

« Si vous aviez vu combien j'étais pauvre avant, vous verriez aujourd'hui que je vis mieux. »   Jean Bosco Hakizimana raconte dans une vidéo comment une vache a transformé sa vie, et c’…

Joachim von Amsberg |