Africa


Nigeria set to beat SA in investor stakes

2015-03-26 13:59

SA's importance as Africa's primary market for international investors is expected to fall over the next five years, while that of Nigeria is set to rise, says a survey.

Opportunity for those wanting to return to Africa

2015-03-17 12:33

At least 1 000 UK-based African professionals are gathering in London to meet with 25 pan-African employers wanting to woo them home with great opportunities.

Fastjet confident of pan-African goal

2015-03-13 16:35

Budget airline fastjet is confident about realising its goal of a pan-African airline, as Africa still only represents 3% of the global aviation industry.

SABMiller eyes growth opportunities in Africa

2015-03-09 11:20

SABMiller sees more affordable beer and middle class aspirations as the biggest growth opportunities in Africa.

Atlas Mara targets Africans ignored by others

2015-03-06 10:52

Atlas Mara, the newest entrant to the African banking market, plans to target low-income earners in addition to multinationals and middle-class consumers.

Growing concern over sustainable growth in Africa

2015-03-05 06:00

There is a growing unease about sustainable growth in Africa and whether inclusive growth is created, say experts at an Africa trade summit.

Africa continent of the young and the new

2015-03-04 17:24

Africa's large number of young people and many technological innovations offer opportunities, delegates have heard at a summit on Africa trade.

An in-depth look at how the US and China are fighting over Africa

2015-03-04 10:05

Africa has traditionally been considered a US sphere of influence. This article discusses how China has been fighting the US for influence, friends, and resources in Africa.

Aveng posts drop in earnings

2015-02-17 11:12

Aveng has reported a drop in half-year profit, hit by a slowdown in public building projects and spending in the mining sector as well as labour disruptions.

E-commerce in the spotlight

2015-02-06 14:57

Despite being a new player, the e-Commerce Africa Confex surpassed expectations according to the organisers.

 

Quartz to in Africa: Journalists needed in SA, Nigeria and Kenya

2015-03-19 10:43

Quartz Africa’s funding partner is General Electric and it will have region-specific content and targeted native ads – it is also looking for freelance and full-time journalists in SA, Nigeria and Kenya.

Africa trade finance needs innovation, tech focus

2015-03-16 07:00

The finance trade in Africa often overlooks what would be needed to catalyse change and deliver on the continent's potential, says an expert.

Namibian activists condemn land given to Chinese

2015-03-10 10:30

A group of Namibian youth activists have condemned the government's intention to approve the lease of 10 000 hectares of fertile land to a Chinese company.

Sub-Sahara mobile money at $1.5bn by 2019

2015-03-06 15:55

Sub-Sahara Africans are open to other financial products delivered using mobile phones, including loans and insurance, according to a report.

Entrepreneurs could plug commodity gap in Africa

2015-03-06 06:00

Entrepreneurship could be part of the answer to deal with the waning of the commodity boom in Africa, according to Ken Olisa of Restoration Partners.

Follow lawyers, accountants to money in Africa

2015-03-04 19:07

Look at where the lawyers and accountants are going in Africa as they usually follow the money, an expert told delegates at a summit on trade in Africa.

Orascom Construction offers shares in $185m IPO

2015-03-04 12:09

Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.

Plan to boost trade between SA and Kenya

2015-02-17 12:00

Businesspeople in SA and Kenya need to work on the synergies that would give life to political commitments, says the dti.

Obama's Power Africa joins Africa Utility Week

2015-02-10 10:35

Power Africa, President Barack Obama’s initiative to improve access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, is the country partner of the upcoming Africa Utility Week.

Orange 'eyes' Bharti, Millicom assets in Africa

2015-02-05 12:57

The French telecoms group may consider merging its African assets with those of Bharti's, thereby completing the creation of 'Orange Africa', according to a report.

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