Reading Note: From the Avenue to the Chateau-Rouge Metro, Chronicles of the World Below

Bitter News from “Eternally Developing” Places, by Jean-Pierre Listre François-Xavier Akono, a Cameroonian Jesuit priest, gives us a series of bittersweet chronicles of trying realities, around little people whose way out one day is not very clear. First of all his style: he writes in small incisive sentences, sometimes “poetic” but precise, never practicing...

Reading Note: Kako Nubukpo, The African Emergency, Let’s change the Growth Model! (by Jean-Pierre Listre)

Professor Kako Nubukpo is an economist (with a sensitive historian’s tropism) and a renowned academic. He was Minister in charge of Prospective and Evaluation of Public Policies in Togo (2013-2015). Professor Kako Nubukpo’s book is a useful reference point for outstanding issues, without claiming to provide, in all the fields explored, absolute answers to...

African urbanization: the prospects are overflowing, so are the garbage cans

“Africa in the face of waste management” ephemeral work of art, anonymous, 2010. Among the evils that affect the global ecosystem and from which the African environment is no exception, the overexploitation of resources leading to deforestation, pollution of rivers, air and soil, all accompanied by the rapid and large-scale disappearance of wildlife through...

African Think Tank Conference

In recent years, African countries have faced increasingly similar economic, social and environmental challenges. Jointly organized by the OCP Policy Center, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, the African Think Tank Conference aims to provide a platform for think tanks across the continent...

The debates of Le Monde Afrique: Women, the future of the African continent

THE AFRICAN WORLD invites you to its conference on: WOMEN, THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT The second edition of the “Debates of the African World”, a series of meetings and discussions on the major issues facing the African continent, will take place on 23 February at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris....

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