Pulse #5 - Ghana welcomes African Americans, China suspends debt, an African digital currency, and 54 countries going on 55? #BringBackArt
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Africa has the youngest population globally yet some of the world’s oldest leaders. In 2019, the median African leader at 62 years old was 8 years older than the median OECD leader, and 42 years older than the median population age. With the recent death of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, at age 55, the age disparity increases.
High value skills development and talent repatriation
“Ghana is your home. Africa is your home” said Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi at a ceremony marking the death of George Floyd, as she invited African Americans facing racism to repatriate to Ghana. Having declared 2019 - the 400th anniversary of the start of the transatlantic slave trade - the ‘Year of Return’, Ghana has kicked off their 10 year ‘Beyond the Return’, in efforts to lift the image of Ghana and expand economic opportunities. Africa’s distributed and ‘returning’ diaspora talent pool is well documented, and now the stage is arguably set for African Americans to join in the Continent’s talent dividend.
Again another African country plays host to a proxy war being held between foreign entities with Turkey and Qatar on one side and Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and France on another. Natural resources wealth is considered to be a primary underlying factor with Libya being among the ten largest globally oil producers, outputting 1.65mn barrels per day in 2010. As primary negotiations are set to feature Turkey and Russia and the US is pursuing an independent anti-terrorism agenda, the African Union appears to have zero influence in the future of Libya on its Continent
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