African banks are sinking deeper into trouble

2016-10-21 19:31

Drowning in bad debt and swamped by slowing economies, more and more of the continent’s lenders are starting to fail.

African aviation 'trapped in its own bubble'

2016-10-21 16:03

The airline industry in Africa is still punching well below its weight and is not able to match the global performance, says the CEO of a regional industry body.

Long lives aren’t necessarily happy ones in Africa, particularly for women

2016-10-12 15:01

It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality, writes Simon Ngalomba.

Egypt seeks alternatives after Saudi halts fuel deliveries

2016-10-11 16:10

Egypt has invited tenders to meet its refined oil products needs for October after Saudi Aramco has halted the expected delivery of 700 000 tonnes for this month.

Madagascar hillsides stripped bare as locals seek land

2016-10-09 10:59

Madagascar nature conservationists are trying to rebuild the country's forests after years of deforestation almost had destroyed it .

Marriott to build five hotels in South Africa

2016-10-06 12:13

Marriott International says it plans to spend R3bn on five new hotels in South Africa as the company looks to tap into Africa's growing middle class.

i-Pay aims to help SMMEs with fast payment

2016-10-05 15:03

What if an electronic funds transfer could be done more quickly than it takes to enter a credit card code and expiry date?

Bloodbath in African stock markets

2016-10-04 12:35

Most African stock markets have suffered heavy losses for the nine months to end-September, amid concerns that economic growth for rest of 2016 will drop further.

Role of tech in African travel is vital

2016-09-29 19:29

More than 200 of Africa’s travel industry leaders have gathered in Cape Town to attend the fourth "Africa Live" summit hosted by Travelport.

Platform for African e-commerce potential

2016-09-23 18:08

Key players in the e-commerce space are expected to attend the the third annual eCommerce Africa Confex.


Aviation execs focus on new carbon offset mechanism

2016-10-21 17:45

Executives in the Southern African aviation industry are discussing the ramifications of a newly-approved global carbon offset mechanism for international aviation.

How decent data can help African girls overcome second class status

2016-10-21 13:50

A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies, writes assin Brunger.

Merkel: Africa to be priority for German G20 presidency

2016-10-11 17:37

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would make Africa a priority for Germany's G20 presidency next year and outlined plans for a conference in Berlin.

Nigerian banking in ‘full blown financial crisis’

2016-10-10 11:49

Nigeria’s banking industry is experiencing a “full blown financial crisis” as failed fiscal and monetary policies lead to a credit crunch, say analysts.

Billions for new mixed use precinct in Cape Town

2016-10-07 18:16

As part of new Marriott hotel developments in Cape Town, Amdec Group will unlock a new precinct in the Cape Town CBD, similar to Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.

Carlson Rezidor aiming for 23 000 rooms in Africa

2016-10-05 19:11

An accelerated African growth strategy for Carlson Rezidor is on track to achieve its target of more than 23 000 rooms in Africa by the end of 2020.

Marriott International rapidly expands across Africa

2016-10-05 13:59

Marriott International continues its expansion across Africa with signings of new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius.

Live white rhino horn trade scenario – why prices would rise 900%

2016-10-03 15:18

Change the resource economics, and the associated value judgment made by the potential poacher changes forever too, says a conservation expert.

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

2016-09-29 11:15

In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching… Writes Ross Harvey.

Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

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