Africa is the second most populous continent, and with almost 60% of its population under the age of 25, it is effectively also the world’s youngest. Africa’s young people represent an untapped potential and an enormous talent pool, providing Africa with a significant competitive advantage when it comes to global…

After long and ongoing struggles for political, economic and resource sovereignty, the time has come for Africa to claim sovereignty over its creativity and to own its narrative internationally. This supposes the continent is optimising its local creative industry, especially films and television, to harness the full potential of its…

In May 2013, during the Golden Jubilee of the African Union (AU), member states reasserted their dedication to the Pan-African vision: that Africa’s challenges should be solved by Africans themselves in order to achieve “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in…

For centuries, African history and tradition has been passed down from generation to generation by storytellers. Our storytelling culture was such that people were able to share traditions and entire family history through speech and song. Storytellers were effectively considered to be traditional keepers of society. …

Historically, and for various reasons, Africa has often been seen to be in need of external help and solutions to deal with the many challenges it faces. Luckily, we have started to witness more Africans advocating for ownership of solutions. The principle being that taking an active part in creating…

On International Women’s Day, the world celebrated once more the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Whilst we celebrated, we were also reminded that the fight for gender equality and parity is far from over. Despite gains in recent years, this continues to be true in the creative…

Africa has the potential to become a major cultural power in the years to come as appetite for African creative content is growing around the world. Never before have we had so much African content, from music to films, becoming mainstream, than over the last couple of years. Once a…

Post-independence Africa experienced a high rate of intellectual migration from the continent to more developed countries, mainly to Europe and America, effectively creating a new and voluntary diaspora. More often than not, Africans abroad have chosen to stay in their host countries instead of returning to their countries of origin…

When it comes to the African continent, the dominant narrative has long been focused on how much money flows in from the West, through various foreign aid programs and other investments, not on how much money flows out of Africa. This traditional thinking often omits quite sizeable financial outflows and…

Brain drain is an issue that developing countries around the world continue to struggle with, and Africa is no exception. Many young Africans leave the continent to study in Europe or the United States and do not return, instead opting to build new lives in the developed countries where they…

Dr Yaya Moussa

A finance expert, entrepreneur and the founder of Africa Prime, a video streaming service providing a platform to profile African talent.

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