The rate of uptake of technology on the continent has been dizzying, but the pitfalls could be deeper if not anticipated.
The Grow Africa Partnership, founded at WEF Africa meeting four years ago, is now benefiting 8 million smallholder farmers and creating 58,000 jobs.
And it's not all about the money.
Sudan's economy would streak past Angola, while Tanzania would also just pip Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy
Despite their growth, African economies still account for about only two percent of global trade
Visualising progress in health, food provision, political freedom, poverty and education - very revealing!
The company started a new cement plant in Rwanda in August and projects in DR Congo, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia are all more than 50% complete.
The geopolitical and economic case for Africa: why Francophone Africa matters--and in surprising ways.
Libya is breaking up. Losing it could be the price that is paid for saving north Africa and the Sahel.
As some businesses on the continent close, hit by tough times, others will open as people try to make ends meet
It is possible, even necessary, “to be pro-labour and pro-business; pro-growth as well as pro-equity," a new WEF report says
Maersk, owner of world’s largest container liner, targets Nigeria and Kenya ports in Africa expansion push
Maersk employs almost 10,000 people in more than 40 African nations. The Lagos project could be more than $2 billion in investment.
“[Africa’s] wealth is growing faster. It grows on par with Asia now” - Martin Emodi
General Electric seeks to double Africa revenue to $10 billion in 5 years, eyes Nigeria and Ethiopia
GE has identified Africa as one of its most important growth areas; plans to invest $2bn by 2018 as well as doubling its workforce on the continent.
Mandela credited the first WEF Africa meeting with inspiring his reversal of ANC policy on nationalisation of the mining industry.
Africa’s biggest coffee-exporting nation is developing two hydropower plants on the River Nile.
South Africa is the proverbial millstone around sub-Saharan Africa's neck, and why Nigeria is growing fat from a non-oil diet.
AS BUHARI HEADS FOR WIN, A FLASHBACK: The military men are back: The rise, and fall, of the African technocrat president
Just two years ago the region was celebrating the ascent of the professional politician to power. What happened to their promise?
Transactions worth some $1 billion occurred every 17 days in Africa's oil and sector last year, says PriceWaterhouseCoopers.