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Africa will need 24 000 new pilots - report

2017-07-25 19:00

Boeing's 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook estimates how many new pilots, technicians and cabin crew will be needed over the next 20 years.

US criticises Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

2017-07-20 10:45

The US ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticising African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people.

China's huge investment in Africa not without challenges

2017-06-29 06:00

Although China is Africa’s largest infrastructure financier with 40% year growth in foreign direct investment, the country’s involvement is not without challenges, says McKinsey Africa.

Prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers

2017-06-25 13:44

Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital.

African aviation forum seeks new perspectives

2017-06-19 18:27

AviaDev, a dedicated aviation route development forum for Africa, has unveiled its agenda for 2017 with the aim of “inspiring a fresh perspective”.

Understanding change catalysts in Africa’s oil and gas sector

2017-06-13 19:26

Africa’s oil and gas industry remains poised for expansion, mainly to the energy appetites of many developed and developing countries across the globe, says an expert.

Hotel development in Africa still on the rise

2017-06-12 16:44

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, according to an annual survey by W Hospitality Group.

Maersk to continue Africa focus

2017-05-25 20:21

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa’s most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling.

SA companies falling behind in digital era

2017-05-24 19:02

South African companies are falling behind when it comes to investing in digital transformation, a report shows.

Success of post-conflict peace studies rests with teaching teachers

2017-05-23 12:29

The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers - who may not be neutral - implement them, write Line Kuppens and Arnim Langer.

 

10 wealthiest cities in Africa

2017-07-24 20:25

Four South African cities are among the top 10 wealthiest in Africa in terms of "total wealth held", according to a review by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth.

Why the World Bank’s efforts to marshal private capital won’t reduce poverty

2017-07-06 07:41

The planned reinvention of the World Bank may be a mea culpa of sort, but it is still a bearer of bad news for poor African countries, says Lecturer Misheck Mutize.

Can Africa unlock the potential of investing for impact?

2017-06-28 05:00

Investments that seek to combine financial returns with positive social outcomes are flourishing in Africa, but practice and disclosure remain problem areas, says Stephanie Giamporcaro.

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Focus on Africa: Bomb attack, famine and refugees

A bomb attack, famine and the return of refugees - watch this week's top stories on the African continent.

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'Leave our land and go play golf', Mugabe loyalist tells white farmers

2017-06-19 08:22

Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzi Chipanga has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe to eject all remaining white farmers in the country, saying they should relocate to Harare's leafy Borrowdale suburb "where they can relax and play golf".

Changing the way safe drinking water is bought, sold in Africa

2017-06-13 18:07

SA has over the last few years experienced water shortages that has led to it not being able to provide reliable water supply to almost two million people between 2011 and 2015.

Africa keeps losing

2017-06-11 06:00

Africa lost $102 billion (R1.3 trillion) in 2015 in illicit financial outflows and other illegal activities, according to the Honest Accounts 2017 report.

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'Africa has made a lot of progress since formation of OAU' - Zuma

May 25 marks the founding of the Organisation of African Unity - now known as the African Union - an organisation that works towards achieving freedom for Africans and unity among African states. Watch.

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Fintech can unlock business potential of African banks

2017-05-23 16:35

Fintech is turning traditional banking on its head and is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use their money, says an expert.

Africa's infrastructure gap has many roadblocks to overcome

2017-05-16 05:00

With an annual infrastructure deficit in excess of $90bn, Africa still faces a massive infrastructure gap which impedes economic activity and GDP output, says Dumile Sibindana.

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