Africa


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.

StanChart to hire more staff in Africa

2014-10-07 18:30

Standard Chartered plans to hire at least 1 000 more staff in Africa in the next couple of years even as its expansion elsewhere has slowed.

Glencore lay-offs illegal, says mining minister

2014-10-06 14:44

Zambia's mines minister has described as "illegal" plans by Glencore to halt operations at its zinc unit in the country and cut almost 170 jobs.

Ecobank to focus on existing businesses: CEO

2014-10-06 09:45

Pan-African lender Ecobank plans to wind down its strategy of rapid expansion across Africa and focus on existing businesses, says its chief executive.

Marriott gathers more momentum in Africa

2014-09-30 17:19

Marriott International has a packed schedule of 30 property openings across the continent by 2020, 9 of which will open by the end of 2015.

fastjet shows strong growth in passenger numbers

2014-09-30 10:23

Low cost African airline fastjet continues on its path of expansion it shows at the announcement of its interim results.

African growth 'based on quicksand'

2014-09-30 05:00

Africa's economic growth is mostly raw material-driven and corruption is endemic, with 40% of private wealth kept outside the continent, says an expert.

USB partners with Ethiopian univerity

2014-09-25 17:15

The public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School has partnered with Ethiopia’s University of Addis Ababa.

Blood of Ebola survivors being sold on black market

2014-09-19 14:15

Desperate for a cure, Ebola sufferers are seeking out ever more dangerous remedies for this deadly disease.

Blood of Ebola survivors being sold on black market

2014-09-19 12:20

Desperate for a cure, Ebola sufferers are seeking out ever more dangerous remedies for this deadly disease.

New kid on the actuarial block

2014-09-18 18:16

The merger of two complementary mid-tier South African firms has created a new large actuarial firm that has an eye on further African growth.

Nigeria oil strike still on

2014-09-18 11:47

Nigerian oil unions have continued a strike they say could affect exports if no agreement is reached with the government.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-18 08:57

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly Ebola disease is likely to spread next.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-17 14:11

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly Ebola disease is likely to spread next.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-17 13:06

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly disease is likely to spread next.

Doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

2014-09-15 13:28

Those who are undeterred by the challenge of doing business in sub-Saharan Africa could reap high rewards, says an analyst.

Foreign investment in Mauritius jumps

2014-09-14 11:15

Foreign direct investment in Mauritius has jumped in the first six months of 2014 from a year earlier, helped by a flow of money into real estate.

IMF talks with Mali to revive aid package

2014-09-12 11:00

The International Monetary Fund has restarted talks on reviewing an aid programme for Mali and resuming aid payments to the West African country.

Zim pays almost R2bn to service Chinese loans

2014-09-10 11:17

Zimbabwe has spent almost R2bn in unbudgeted expenditure to service outstanding loans from China in an effort to encourage new financial support.

 

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.

London Mining shares tanker

2014-10-08 13:30

Sierra-Leone-focused London Mining, battered by a sharp drop in iron ore prices, has warned that its shares now had "little or no value.

Africa risks economic infection from Ebola

2014-10-07 06:00

Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but the crippling outbreak may put the entire continent's envy-inducing growth prospects at risk, experts says.

Indian steelmaker wants to buy London Mining

2014-10-06 14:15

India's third-largest steelmaker is in talks to buy embattled West African iron ore miner London Mining.

PIC to pour R11.2bn into Africa

2014-10-02 12:52

The Public Investment Corporation will put about R11.2bn into African investments and equities, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Steep drop in African Minerals core earnings

2014-09-30 13:30

Iron ore miner African Minerals has reported a steep drop in core earnings for the first half as operating costs soared.

Africa to issue climate change bonds

2014-09-26 17:45

Climate change bonds will enable the Africa to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events.

East African entrepreneurs honoured

2014-09-22 17:15

The awards recognise Africa’s trade and industry game-changers in categories that mirror the multifaceted nature of the African business environment.

Blood of Ebola survivors being sold on black market

2014-09-19 14:14

Desperate for a cure, Ebola sufferers are seeking out ever more dangerous remedies for this deadly disease.

SA, view yourselves as Africa - study

2014-09-19 08:48

South Africans should have a stronger awareness that they are part of Africa, according to a pilot study by Brand South Africa.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-18 12:47

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly Ebola disease is likely to spread next.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-18 09:39

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly disease is likely to spread next.

Ebola could drain billlions from west Africa

2014-09-17 20:28

The Ebola outbreak could cost west African economies billions of dollars by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, says the World Bank.

Ebola could soon reach SA's neighbours

2014-09-17 13:26

Oxford researchers have produced a map detailing where the deadly Ebola disease is likely to spread next.

Ebola cases could double every three weeks

2014-09-17 10:41

The Ebola crisis is continuing to intensify, according to a new report by the WHO, who are asking for $1 billion in aid.

Egypt tourism could fully recover by end 2015

2014-09-15 12:15

Egypt's tourism industry could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, says the tourism minister.

Ex-Barclays CEO gets $6m in shares

2014-09-12 19:28

Atlas Mara, the African banking venture of former Barclays boss Bob Diamond, has awarded its chief executive shares worth $6m.

Bribery, corruption frustrate CEOs in Africa

2014-09-11 15:08

For 83% of CEOs in Africa, bribery and corruption form a significant and frustrating threat to business growth, according to a PwC report.

Ghana awaits delayed gas plant to boost economy

2014-09-10 11:00

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama hopes a long-delayed natural gas plant could transform the nation's economy.

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