I’m in New York this week for the UN General Assembly and Climate Week, and as I move around the city and meet policymakers and civil society organisations from across the world I realise Africa is the topic of an unprecedented number of conversations. 

There are two main contexts. The first is that by 2050 a quarter of the world’s population will be African, so there’s an urgent need to develop the continent economically. There will be a strong correlation between the economic health of the continent and the rest of the world. ..

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