Africa


#IfAfricaWasASchool: Africa laughs at itself with hilarious hashtag

2016-08-25 12:04

Africans have always been known for their humour in the face of hardship and adversity. Social media users across the continent have taken to the internet to once again show why they are the leaders in satire.

Poor data affects Africa's ability to make the right policy decisions

2016-08-19 15:27

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a co-ordinated system to disseminate it.

Drought ravages Lesotho as water exported to SA

2016-08-14 16:43

For farmer Mohlakoane Molise, the view of the enormous Katse dam from his smallholding high in the mountains of Lesotho taunts him daily.

Solar is less than 1% of Africa's power generation

2016-08-04 15:30

The newness of technology, bureaucratic hurdles and investor fear of uncharted territory have held back the rollout of solar plants across Africa.

Japan to spend $120 million on counter-terrorism in Africa

2016-07-29 07:14

Japan's foreign minister says his country will spend $120 million to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in Africa.

Four ways Africa can solve its energy gap

2016-07-21 11:34

George Njenga, GE Power Steam Power Systems regional executive for sub-Saharan Africa, shares solutions to Africa's energy challenge.

IMF downgrades sub-Saharan growth rates

2016-07-19 16:34

The IMF has downgraded the 2016 economic growth rates in sub-Saharan Africa by 1.4 percentage points to 1.6%, according to a report.

Africa 'must grab construction opportunities now'

2016-07-15 17:29

The future of Africa will be unbuilt without the right transformation and if the general attitude does not change, says a construction expert.

Gordhan: Illicit flows rob Africa of jobs, critical services

2016-07-14 11:58

Illicit financial flows threaten Africa's development agenda and reduce resources for investing in jobs and critical social services, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

FDI flows into SA hit 10-year low - report

2016-07-13 16:27

Foreign direct investment into South Africa has dropped by 69% to $1.8bn, its lowest level in 10 years, according to a United Nations report.

 

Sustainability of oil firms under siege - PwC

2016-08-23 06:07

In order to ensure sustainability in the long term, oil companies have to adapt their business models to remain competitive, research shows.

The US election: what's at stake for Africa's quest to deepen democracy

2016-08-18 11:43

John J Stremlau from the University of Witwatersrand takes a look at the implications for Africa under the direction of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

African organisations do not prioritise gender diversity

2016-08-11 17:11

Only a third of organisations surveyed in the McKinsey Women Matter Africa report consider achieving gender diversity in leadership to be a CEO priority.

Africa's top cotton grower looks to Bayer

2016-07-29 20:00

Burkina Faso has asked Bayer CropScience to help produce genetically modified cotton, even as it decided to stop planting a variety introduced by the world’s largest seed company.

Brexit's impact on Africa's insurance sector

2016-07-28 19:18

Brexit may present opportunities for the insurance sector in Africa.

The case for nuclear energy

2016-07-19 19:59

Experts at the PowerGen and DistribuTech Africa 2016 conference, make their case for, and against, nuclear energy.

SA accounts for 82% of sub-Saharan overseas acquisitions

2016-07-18 20:00

SA’s overseas acquisitions accounted for 82% of sub-Saharan African outbound mergers and acquisitions activity in the first half of 2016, says Thomson Reuters.

Iata and AU sign MoU on strategic cooperation

2016-07-14 14:30

The International Air Transport Association and The African Union Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand strategic cooperation.

Hotels in Africa in the spotlight

2016-07-13 19:21

The 7th Africa Hotel Investment Forum (Ahif) will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda from October 4 to 6 2016.

Ramos: We need to work together to boost growth

2016-07-05 11:42

Barclays Africa boss Maria Ramos has lamented the importance of private public partnerships as the bank unveiled a project worth over R2bn to drive growth in Africa.

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