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Can Africa's desert sun power Europe?

The main limit to transferring electricity from the deserts to Europe in the long term is neither technological nor economic.

Making schools in Nigeria safe

Boko Haram should not be allowed to succeed in preventing Nigerian girls from going to school, says Hafsat Abiola-Costello.

How do we get globalization right?

Evidence suggests the world has entered a period of low volatility in the financial markets. But this is no time for complacency, says Ian Goldin.


Highlights from Africa 2014

Catch up on the highlights from this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria.

Can digital solve youth unemployment?

Twenty-five percent of all young people are unemployed, and finding ways to teach them new skills and find jobs is a global imperative, says Judith Rodin.

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Mega-regional Trade Agreements: Game-Changers or Costly Distractions for the World Trading System?

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Does Faith Matter? Leaders on the Role of Faith in Society

The Global Agenda Council on the Role of Faith developed an online survey for... more


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