Africa


Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection

2015-07-31 14:38

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

Africa woos private equity funds

2015-07-27 13:02

From milk churning in Zimbabwe to rose growing in Ethiopia, private equity investments in Africa have returned to pre-crisis levels.

EU approves the world's first malaria vaccine

2015-07-24 08:25

The world's first malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, got a green light from the European Medicines Agency. who have recommended that it be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Luxury is big business in Africa

2015-07-19 12:38

As Africa emerges as the next big market, luxury brands are taking an interest worth an estimated $4bn in the African luxury market - certainly nothing to smirk at.

Should hunting in Africa be banned?

2015-07-15 10:02

African countries face pressure to ban hunting, but this 'sport' may contribute to conservation efforts by generating money for breeding programmes. But getting the right laws in place remains a challenge.

Rwanda to host Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2015-07-08 17:55

The Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board, will host the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in 2016 in Kigali.

Consumers to become manufacturing co-creators - Deloitte

2015-07-01 18:00

South Africa's manufacturing industry is enduring massive upheaval, job losses and companies struggling in an anaemic economy, according to a report by Deloitte.

Deslin Naidoo – Take a 20-year view when investing in Africa

2015-06-29 16:18

An analyst discusses long-term strategies and opportunities for investing in Africa, looking at sectors like mining and infrastructure.

FDI in Africa at all-time high

2015-06-25 19:37

With increased foreign direct investment and continued macro-economic growth, Africa could become an economic powerhouse.

World Bank clears $100m for Africa trade corridor

2015-06-25 19:00

The World Bank in a first-time move is clearing $100m to help Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast reduce mutual trade and transport costs on a key corridor.

 

Jani Allan: Cecil the lion’s killer now one getting hunted – by outraged Americans

2015-07-30 16:24

Columnist Jani Allan looks at what the American public is doing in retribution against the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, now one of the most talked-about animals on earth.

GE books R31.6bn African orders from oil to trains

2015-07-26 12:00

General Electric booked R31.6bn of orders from sub-Saharan Africa in the past 11 months, including oil and gas equipment and locomotives.

SABMiller sales rise on Latin American demand

2015-07-23 10:04

SABMiller has reported a rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for beverages in Latin America and Africa, which were offset by declines in Europe.

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

2015-07-16 08:53

Anti-trafficking campaigners say 30 000 children are trafficked into South Africa annually as part of the sex trade, but the situation may be far more chronic and severe than we know.

Big benefits from 'open skies' in Africa - report

2015-07-09 17:08

A potential five million passengers a year are being denied the chance to travel within Africa because of unnecessary restrictions, according an industry report.

Villagers eating dog meat has caused Ebola to resurface in Liberia

2015-07-04 10:57

Nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola free, three villagers have tested positive for the disease. Officials are looking at whether the domestic animals are still carrying the virus as the villagers had eaten dog meat together.

Facebook opens Johannesburg office

2015-06-29 17:54

Social media giant Facebook has opened its first office in South Africa in a bid to boost its African presence.

Stop Africa's $50bn a year illicit outflow, campaigners say

2015-06-25 22:10

Africa can create jobs, improve social services and cut poverty if its governments can stem the $50bn a year lost in illicit outflows, mainly through multinationals, campaigners say.

Hotel development boom in Africa

2015-06-25 19:07

The findings of the latest Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey show that Hilton is leading the race to develop new hotels in Africa.

Stop Africa's illicit outflow, campaigners say

2015-06-25 18:00

Africa can create jobs, improve social services and cut poverty if its governments can stem the $50bn a year lost in illicit outflows.

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