Paulo Dybala (Palermo) – Click right to see which Paris Saint-Germain man could leave for Liverpool in the summer – Argentine starlet Dybala is almost certain to quit his club in the summer as the Serie A side look to cash in on their precocious talent. Liverpool may have to fight off the attentions of Juventus, Arsenal and Man City for his services, and stump up a fee of around £25m. 7 7 Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) – Find out the Ligue 1 star who could join on a free transfer – Another Argentine who could move to Anfield is 29-year-old Lavezzi. Hes had a couple of issues with boss Laurent Blanc this campaign and may be available for a fraction of the price Palermo would want for compatriot Dybala. He might be worth a punt. Liverpool legend Ian Rush has told talkSPORT manager Brendan Rodgers needs to strengthen their strike force this summer.Last season the Reds, with Daniel Sturridge partnered by Luis Suarez, were scoring goals left, right and centre, but with the Uruguayan now at Barcelona they’ve found it much harder to hit the back of the net.Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli moved to Merseyside but neither have had much success leaving them with uncertain futures.But who should Liverpool look to sign this summer? talkSPORT takes a look.Click right to see the strikers Rodgers could sign for the Reds.For Liverpool news and views, check out Talk Liverpool on Facebook 7 Danny Ings (Burnley) – FInd out which South American starlet the Reds could sign in the summer – Out of contract in the summer, the England Under-21 hotshot has impressed in the Premier League this season. He could offer a cheap solution to the Reds problems. Pedro (Barcelona) – Click right to see which strikers Liverpool could land this summer – Last summer Liverpool missed out on landing Alexis Sanchez and this time around with Pedro possibly available from Barcelona, Rodgers will be doing his upmost to ensure another one doesnt get away. The forward, despite being behind Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, hes still prolific. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) – A big-money move from Torino to the Bundesliga giants after topping the Serie A goal-scoring charts could have been the making of the Italian striker but, instead, his form has suffered while Jurgen Klopps side have struggled. He may opt to leave Germany and attempt to regain the form that saw him become an Italian international and Liverpool could profit. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – Click right to see which Italian international Liverpool could land this summer – The French striker has been scintillating this season and even a mid-season injury hasnt curbed his goal-getting. Hes hit 24 in 27 and also hit his first international strike too. He could cost a pretty penny but if Liverpool want quality they will have to pay for it. 7 7 7 7 Andre Ayew (Marseille) – Click right to see which French sensation should be on Rodgers’ shortlist – Available on a free transfer in the next transfer window, Ghana star Ayew has spent the majority of his career with Marseille but may finally move on. Liverpool would represent a huge opportunity for the 25-year-old and he could well jump at the chance to move to Merseyside.
As business and government leaders from across the globe gather in Abuja, Nigeria, for the World Economic Forum on Africa, KPMG International’s global head of corporate citizenship Michael Hastings reflects on reasons to be hopeful about the future of the continent. People in an internet café in Kampala, Uganda. “The communication revolution is a boon for Africa,” writes Michael Hastings. “The rise of social media will lead to more transparency and more sophisticated forms of democracy.” (Image: World Bank) • Michael Hastings Global head of corporate citizenship KPMG International +44 20 7311 8370 [email protected] kpmg.com/citizenship • How Africa tweets • Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror • Death penalty declines in Africa • Diaspora dollars spur African development • Africa’s green revolution ready to grow. Just add investmentMichael HastingsWhen I meet young Africans who have graduated from overseas universities, I’m struck by their excitement for Africa. They have a vision for their countries of origin, and a passion to return to, and invest in, their homelands. This new desire for engagement is a sign of incredible optimism and hope. There are many other signs of hope.1. A communication revolution, a data revolutionThe communication revolution is a boon for Africa. The rise of social media will lead to more transparency and more sophisticated forms of democracy, both in Africa and elsewhere. Citizens now have extremely powerful tools to hold leaders to account and ensure funding is correctly channelled. The communication revolution has spawned a data revolution, and mobile phones will help Africa catch up with other continents in the gathering of data. Africa sorely needs more, and better, data collection. I’m confident that new technologies will help level the playing fields and give poorer countries a chance to generate the data they need for better decision-making. In 2001, only 25-million Africans had a mobile phone subscription; today, Africa has over 650-million subscriptions.2. Africa: the Silicon Valley of bankingAccording to Carol Realini, California-based mobile-banking innovator and executive chairman of Obopay, “Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking. The future of banking is being defined here … It’s going to change the world.” Mobile phones spread information about agriculture and healthcare to far-flung areas. The Grameen Foundation is going further and using mobile technology to gather extensive data from farmers; the mobile phone is the ultimate data-capturing device. More and better data is sorely needed in Africa to ensure informed policy and investment decisions. For too long the rural poor have been used as tools in an ideological battle between left and right. The mobile phone has the potential to integrate them into the mainstream economy and into the body politic.3. Consistent sustainable development leads to prosperityAfrica has the opportunity to learn from the developmental mistakes of the more established countries. One such mistake was to take a narrow reading on the data. Per capita GDP is now considered a blunt instrument for determining if a country is on the right trajectory. The trend is towards a holistic approach (such as the Legatum Prosperity Index), whereby individual well-being is as important as raw wealth. According to Legatum, prosperous societies are those that afford their citizens good education, entrepreneurial opportunity, freedom and social integration – among other things. Countries become prosperous by consistently investing in sustainable development over a long period.This more nuanced approach to prosperity helps explain the concern that Africa’s growth is mainly attributable to the extractive industries. Yes, this constitutes economic growth and development, but how sustainable is it, and can it be considered quality development? How do we ensure that mining wealth leads to prosperity? These are questions KPMG is wrestling with. We advise government, the private sector and investors to take a long-term approach. Short-termism was one of the sins of colonialism: it takes time to build strong institutions, which can counter the tendency towards centralisation of power. America is rich and powerful because of the early establishment of property rights, a strong judicial system, a sound and fair system of taxation, and representative government reaching down to village level.4. The power of individual libertyIn many African countries there is growing trust in the power of individual liberty. Certain African governments seeking to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of their young and energetic populations have downsized. Cleaner, leaner governments are driving growth on the continent and helping to boost the private sector. Nigeria is a prime example of this, as is Ghana. I mention examples at the risk of annoying those I leave out, but we must not forget that one of the most sustained and ordered development stories is Europe after the Second World War. When the countries of that continent stopped fighting and channelled their competitive energy into commerce, the results were spectacular. It’s very encouraging when Africa looks to Africa for examples of economic success and technological innovation. Rwanda has, in 20 years, gone from devastating genocide and war to a progressive, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy dynamo, posting record growth. Countries that get their policy house in order can attract investment from neighbours. Successful African countries pull others along in their wake.5. Bring back the dignity of the landCountries that develop institutions, with roots deep in the African soil, will build wealth for their citizens. Agriculture is an important source of income, and too many African countries have to import food. This is a drain on the national finances and undermines national confidence. Infrastructure development, incentives and secure property rights could reverse the trend and usher in a food boom on the continent. Farming demands a certain commitment to land and community: the same cannot always be said for mining. Further, agriculture employs 65% of Africa’s labour force. Farm yields in Africa are relatively low – productivity gains in agriculture directly benefit the hundreds of millions of Africans who work the soil. Promoting the development of agriculture is the quickest way to build prosperity. We must bring back the dignity of the land. African self-reliance depends on it.6. Better data for better educationWe must enhance the dignity of the teaching profession. School enrolment has improved dramatically in Africa, and this is to be celebrated. But the quality of instruction is of concern. Again, qualitative data will help. Children attending school is not enough, there needs to be the expectation of high standards. Improved data collection will help ascertain areas of weakness in the school system.7. Knowledge equals power and wealthIf it is true that knowledge equates to power and wealth, then Africa can look forward to an exciting future. No continent stands to gain as much from new technologies, which allow for the exchange of information, as Africa. Soon, every single African will have the world’s entire fund of knowledge in the palm of his or her hand. As a key knowledge resource to African governments, and outside investors, we will play our part by developing systems of knowledge gathering and analysis to help African countries join the world’s most prosperous nations.Michael Hastings, CBE, is global head of corporate citizenship, KPMG International. This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum blog.
The Minister of Transport, Dr. Bonginkosi Blade Nzimande and the Premier of Limpopo, Mr Chupu Mathabatha, will officially launch the 2018 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign on Sunday, 18 November 2018 in Limpopo.The launch coincides with the annual two-day Road Safety Summit and the United Nations’ World Day of Remembrance for victims of road crashes.As part of the official launch, the Minister and the Premier will participate in a law enforcement operation and prayer service that will be led by faith based organisations.The World Day of Remembrance is a Global event hosted by the United Nations to remember those who have been injured or killed in road crashes.Meanwhile, the National Road Safety Summit will bring together all external and internal stakeholders including different Government Departments to review the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety Campaign and the National Road Safety Strategy.Details of the Department’s road safety campaign launch are as follows:Part A: National Road Safety SummitDate:16-17 November 2018Time: 09h00Venue: Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane. Limpopo ProvincePart B: Launch of 2018 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign and Wreath Laying for victims of road crashes (To be attended by Transport Minister andPremier of Limpopo):Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018Time: 09h00Venue: N1 Middlefontein between Mokgopong and KranskopPart C: Launch of 2018 Festive Road Safety Campaign and World Day of Remembrance (To be attended by Transport Minister and Premier of Limpopo):Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018Time: 11h00Venue: Ephraim Mogale Stadium in Modimolle