Davos 2016 - Africa's Next Davos 2016 - The Promise of Progress 1 day ago   57:31

World Economic Forum

Africa is home to nine of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies; yet, over the past 10 years, productivity has fallen. How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution impact Africa?

This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa.

· Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan.
· Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
· Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.
· Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria.
· Hans Vestberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson, Sweden.

Moderated by Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa, South Africa.

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good speak well done pm ethiopian,
Gudu Kassa
Well done PM of Ethiopia. It's a big shoe to fill after the late PM. Ur doing a magnificent job do far. GBU.
Oulimata Sarr
Where are the women? Yet another all male panel.
the idea of inter African trade too was a good idea . I think we can help each other more than looking forward to others
Hyw Sw
Sitting with crime minster what a shame bunch of idiots
Khululekani Tyayo
I am not an economist but the demographics puts Africa in a very good space, some continents are aging while Africa is young. doesn't that says welcome to the manufacturing investment in Africa?
Bete Amhara
Go other Africans !!but I have a problem with a symbol of Tigray Hilemariam desalenegn?? Of Ethiopia!!
Endo Gamy
At 34:42 the Chinese reporter and her questions for the panel were abruptly ignored if not interrupted by the so called western imperial blond ex-colonial girl and she makes sure to divert the question to the only "white man" on that panel. Shame.
why u dont wont to talk about china and Africa relation
you see she does 't wont them to talk the issue of china relationship to Africa when the lady spoke about china help to Africa
they look so incompetent
Andrew Siyomunji
great Debate mate the question remains  how do we unlock all these good ideas in order for it to benefit the common man on the street of Africa then we can say that we have leadership.
Andrew Siyomunji
Dr. Adesina 's perspective gives hope and humbling to listen to these eminent Africans tho am not sure if Kagame smart as he is if he would  end up being eminent with the decision made on his third Termism in his nation.
Toyin Olivia Jibowu
I hate that south african lady she sucks at moderating and has called Africa the dark continent. When will you guys stop using her?
Hintsa Fisseha
"The revolution excites me because it gives us huge opportunity infront of us to catch up! but it also terrifies me if we go business as usual. we will be in a disastrous situation!!!"
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Davos 2016 - The Promise of Progress Davos 2016 - Africa's Next 1 day ago   58:43


While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

-Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
-Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva.
-Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys, USA.
-Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, USA.
-Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor and Director, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Moderated by Ali Velshi, Anchor, Al Jazeera America, USA.