World Bank urges Egypt to make reforms

2014-12-16 12:30

A senior World Bank official has called on Egypt to implement promised legal and bureaucratic reforms ahead of an international conference.

M&As, new players dominate Africa telecoms

2014-12-10 12:18

Communication markets in Africa will become more liberal, especially in countries where governments understand the link between ICT and economic growth.

African insurers in vogue as incomes rise

2014-12-07 14:04

A growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms focusing mainly on life insurance and pensions.

Overcoming construction challenges in Africa

2014-12-01 14:15

There are ways to overcome the difficulties and challenges of infrastructure development in Africa, says an expert.

Zuma: Africa's resources must benefit Africa

2014-11-28 15:55

President Jacob Zuma has called on Africa's youth to discuss ways in which the continent can utilise its resources and raw materials more profitably.

Africa’s top five tech trends for 2015

2014-11-27 11:44

African countries boosting their internet access levels and greater telecommunications competition on the continent are among key predictions made from a research firm.

Africa to get new trade bloc in December

2014-11-19 19:45

Three African economic blocs will merge into a new 27-nation free-trade zone under an agreement to be signed in Cairo, Egypt's industry and trade minister says.

Staying hydrated could be the key to surviving Ebola

2014-11-18 11:27

Ebola kills up to 90% of those who contract the disease. It turns out that the way to be part of the remaining 10% might be to stay hydrated.

Electricity: African firms turn to sunshine

2014-11-14 05:00

A growing number of enterprises are tapping the under-utilised source of sunshine to keep their businesses running and to meet the surging demand for electricity.

Indian company to invest in African zinc

2014-11-13 11:15

India's Sesa Sterlite will invest $782m over a three-year period in southern Africa to tap the region's large undeveloped deposits of the metal.

Moneygram invests in East Africa

2014-11-11 10:13

MoneyGram, a global money transfer and payment services company, is investing in business growth in East Africa.

Africa investors see through the headlines

2014-11-07 19:52

Ebola, terrorism and political upheaval seem a far cry from the inspiring 'Africa Rising' story. But many newly found investors are sticking with the plot.

Whistleblowing website afriLeaks readies for launch

2014-11-07 12:04

The site seeks helping sources confidentially or anonymously leak sensitive information to selected media houses.

Internet domain name ‘dotAfrica’ faces hurdles

2014-11-06 12:49

City names such as .capetown and .joburg have been launched but .africa is facing delays owing to a dispute.

Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Africa

2014-11-05 12:10

Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Africa and the UN says peacekeepers should monitor mining sites to clamp down on illicit trade.

Hanging on to power in Africa

2014-10-29 11:42

Many African presidents have tried, and often succeeded, to stay in power by reforming their countries' constitutions to get rid of limits on the number of presidential terms.

Appetite grows for African stock exchanges

2014-10-26 14:47

A growing number of Western investors are now looking to Africa's frontier markets for high returns, hoping the continent's budding exchanges can help them tap in.

Africa's fashion influence increasing

2014-10-24 16:00

Fashion industry icons and local and international media are set to converge on Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa.

Ebola wrecks three west African economies

2014-10-14 07:00

Just as their economies have started to recover from the horror of coups and civil war, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by Ebola.

Ebola to cost MSF nearly $60m this year

2014-10-13 20:37

Doctors without Borders have warned that there are still “critical gaps” in the response to the Ebola outbreak, which it expects to cost the group $59m this year.

WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4,000

2014-10-13 14:54

Liberia's leader loses bid for more power to fight Ebola, including confiscating property

WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4 000

2014-10-13 13:20

Liberia's leader loses bid for more power to fight Ebola, including confiscating property.

Tullow says talks resolve industrial action

2014-10-12 17:30

Tullow Oil says talks to resolve "limited industrial action" in north Kenya have been successfully concluded and the staff affected are returning to work.

'Epidemic of fear' could hurt more than Ebola

2014-10-10 16:35

While Africa welcomes a real international response to the Ebola crisis at last, there are also fears the reaction may be more damaging than the disease itself.


IHS swoops on another African tower deal

2014-12-15 10:44

Mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider IHS has snapped up more phone towers in Africa, bringing the company’s tower portfolio on the continent to 21 000.

Illegal strike forces Avocet to halt operations

2014-12-08 10:50

Gold miner Avocet Mining says it has halted operations at its Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso due to an illegal strike.

Focus on African e-commerce industry

2014-12-05 12:37

With just over two months to go, the agenda for the eCommerce Africa Confex is already jam-packed.

More SAA flights into Africa

2014-12-02 12:00

SA Airways has increased the number of flights on some of its key African routes, says the airline.

Tech trends

2014-11-30 13:59

Tech editor Gareth van Zyl lists Africa’s top five tech trends for 2015.

Africa’s luxury goods market booms

2014-11-27 14:56

Luxury items such as French champagne and digital televisions are experiencing record demand in Africa but experts warn the continent is failing to tackle poverty.

Nigeria to endure oil price shock - minister

2014-11-21 09:26

Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come, says Finance Minister Ngozi Okonja-Iweala, on the 2015 economic growth outlook.

Concern about Ebola impact on Africa's growth

2014-11-18 16:10

South Africa is worried about the impact the Ebola outbreak could have on economic growth in Africa, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Africa aims to cut hunger threat as El Niño looms

2014-11-17 15:20

With an El Niño event predicted to hit the Horn of Africa and the Sahel starting in December, researchers are recommending action now to avoid a food crisis.

Africa on course for growing debt issuance

2014-11-13 12:17

Governments and companies in Africa continue debt issuance as investors continue to purchase high yield assets, according to Standard Bank.

Cloud computing surge for Africa, Middle East

2014-11-13 10:42

Region is forecast to become the world’s fastest growing market for cloud services, says network equipment maker Cisco.

Africa investors see through the headlines

2014-11-10 10:36

Headlines from Africa over the past year seem a far cry from the inspiring "Africa Rising" story, but many newly found investors are sticking with the plot.

US eyes China partnership on Africa power

2014-11-07 19:43

The United States is considering partnering with China on improving electricity in Africa, according to two sources.

Spike seen in African offshore disputes

2014-11-07 05:25

African maritime boundary disputes are set to rise, potentially curbing exploration and creating uncertainty in ownership over billions of barrels of oil, experts say.

West Africa urges tourists to keep visiting

2014-11-06 05:05

West African tourist chiefs have called on travellers not to boycott their region because of the Ebola crisis, which has abruptly halted international tourism.

Huge swathes of land grabbed in Africa

2014-10-29 12:10

Over 55 million hectares of land in Africa have been "grabbed" since 2000 with more grabs in Africa than in the rest of the world combined, according to research.

Protea Hotels named African chain of the year

2014-10-27 16:26

Protea Hotels has been named African Hotel Chain of the Year 2014 at the 10th Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos, Nigeria.

W Africa's business game-changers announced

2014-10-24 16:14

The winners of the West African round of business awards were honoured in a ceremony at Lagos’ Oriental Hotel.

Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential

2014-10-16 14:45

Africa's under used gas reserves are set to play a big role in stemming the continent's crippling electricity void, a shift that should boost economies.

IEA calls on Africa to reform energy sector

2014-10-14 06:00

Sub-Saharan Africa's energy sector needs overhauling to help it power prosperity instead of being an obstacle to development, says the International Energy Agency.

WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4 000

2014-10-13 17:00

Liberia's leader loses bid for more power to fight Ebola, including confiscating property.

Liberia health workers' strike on Monday could hurt Ebola efforts

2014-10-13 13:55

A strike in the country worst hit by Ebola could further hamper opportunities to contain the catastrophic outbreak.

Ebola impact 'economic embargo' on W Africa

2014-10-12 21:00

The Ebola epidemic is isolating affected countries from the global economy with devastating effect, says Sierra Leone's finance minister.

Travel warnings change French holiday plans

2014-10-12 11:30

With France's autumn school holiday approaching, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria.

Liberty eyes increased African expansion

2014-10-09 12:44

Insurer Liberty Holdings is in the final stages of buying an asset management firm in Ghana, looking to more Sub-Saharan countries for potential deals.

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