Deep Dive: Understanding Africa today

Africa's growth trajectory on most sectors is upwards and progress is being made in many areas but much work still remains to be done. We have compiled a list of articles that provide expert perspectives and insights into various sectors.


This article by Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, conveys that with the momentum for sustainability building, Africa’s oil and gas producing nations have a unique opportunity to embark on an inclusive energy transition and chart a course toward a sustainable future.

The future of African oil and gas: Positioning for the energy transition

Gender Equality

This feature, written by the gender teams at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNFPA and UN Women, explains how over the past few decades the 54 African member States have made significant progress in advancing social, economic and political outcomes in their countries but there's still much more work to be done.

Opinion: Building forward better agenda cannot succeed without gender equality


Witney Schneidman, Senior International Advisor for Africa at Covington & Burling LLP, emphasizes the notable commitment recently made from the Biden administration towards prioritizing Africa in the United States.

Biden’s Africa strategy seeks to revitalize ties with the continent