Africa


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.

Booze firms toast Africa's ripening market

2015-06-21 15:40

Africa and its growing middle class clamouring for refined tipples is now one of the world's fastest-growing beverage markets.

Africa aviation faces four big challenges - Iata

2015-06-10 11:50

Airlines on the continent face major obstacles which are preventing them from reaping major economic benefits, says Iata chief executive Tony Tyler.

Empowering Africa’s youth

2015-06-08 16:15

Harnessing the emerging talent of the youth is critical to achieving Africa's goals, says Susan Mboya-Kidero.

Shift in intentions towards Africa - WEF

2015-06-04 20:49

There has already been a shift from “intentions toward Africa” to solid commitment and significant mergers and acquisitions activity, says an expert at WEF.

How to protect yourself from online classifieds scammers

2015-06-03 12:42

More shoppers in Africa are turning to the internet to buy goods and services. So, how do you protect yourself from scam artists?

 

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.

Botched rebranding

2015-06-24 07:43

The AU is simply the old OAU with new paint on a badly damaged body, says Solly Moeng.

Nestlé cuts 15% of its Africa workforce

2015-06-17 11:00

Nestlé SA is cutting 15% of its workforce in 21 African countries because it says it overestimated the rise of the middle class, according to a report.

Frustrated retailers turn to Europe for growth

2015-06-10 09:37

Amid a lack of acquisition opportunities at home, SA retailers are bypassing the potential of Africa’s growing middle class and targeting European consumers instead.

Africa is not living up to its potential

2015-06-07 15:00

Along with the closed sessions, the glad-handing and self-interested networking for World Economic Forum insiders, the forum issues a biennial Global Competitiveness Index for Africa and selected comparators.

Cisco’s John Chambers: The Digital World provides Africa’s leapfrog

2015-06-03 15:14

Bridging the digital divide is one of the keys to ubiquitous information, which would uplift the African continent, it would open up many doors in Africa.

Brand perception Africa's biggest problem

2015-06-02 20:00

The African continent suffers a brand perception problem and governments face some tough choices, according to a survey.

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