Africa


Senegal, Mauritania bet on oil and gas

2016-05-01 12:30

Two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch.

Private equity exits in Africa reach 9-year high

2016-04-28 16:49

Private equity exits in Africa have reached a nine-year high in 2015, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

SA growth likely worst in sub-Sahara Africa - report

2016-04-27 14:22

South Africa's GDP growth this year is likely to be the worst performer in sub-Sahara Africa, according to a panel of experts.

Power of aviation in Africa

2016-04-19 17:05

Iata has announced the theme for the 2016 Aviation Day Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, will be "Driving African Economies through the Power of Aviation".

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers hit by price dispute

2016-04-15 15:15

Cocoa exporters and grinders in Ivory Coast are withholding financing from suppliers amid a dispute over the pricing of mid-crop beans, threatening farmers' incomes.

Google in drive to upskill 1m Africans

2016-04-12 14:35

Internet search giant Google has teamed up with youth content agency Livity Africa to train one million people across the continent in digital skills.

African governments aren't taxing the rich

2016-04-04 11:34

Rhiannon McCluskey, researcher at the International Centre for Tax and Development, looks at why African governments should tax the wealthy. This article originally appeared in The Conversation Africa.

New dates for Africa hotel forum

2016-03-24 16:04

The organisers of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Togo have announced the new dates for the event.

Mailbox: Africa’s bling pre-colonial. Correcting misconceptions.

2016-03-20 21:24

Prince Sarpong responds to an article around ‘White Privilege’, which looked at the birth of bling and how he saw it being developed through the African Cargo Cult.

Mauritius the home for the wealthiest in Africa

2016-03-16 13:40

New research reveals that the inhabitants of Mauritius are the wealthiest in Africa, while the poorest live in Zimbabwe.

 

SAA Cargo among top 3 in Africa

2016-04-28 17:27

South African Airways Cargo has been named among the top three African airlines at the Air Cargo Airline of the Year Awards 2016 in London.

Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

More than R1.16trn leaves Africa illicitly - Mbeki

2016-04-25 19:11

The African continent is losing more than R1.16trn a year through illicit outflows, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Kidnap, ransom insurance for employees

2016-04-18 18:16

What appears to be an increase in kidnappings for ransoms in SA, highlights the need for businesses to be more informed about kidnap insurance, says an expert.

Commodity slump pushes Africa back into IMF's embrace

2016-04-15 14:32

Falling commodity prices have pushed several African countries back into the embrace of the International Monetary Fund.

Surge in hotel development in Africa - survey

2016-04-11 15:22

The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared almost 30% on the previous year, shows W Hospitality Group's Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.

Africa watches as Kenya prepares to test Eurobond waters

2016-04-03 14:15

Kenya could become the first African country to tap global debt markets this year as it begins a bond roadshow.

Time for Africa to diversify

2016-03-23 17:25

Africa must come to terms with the "new normal" of lower commodity prices and start diversifying economies in order to face this challenge, experts caution.

'Even in tough times, the elephant must dance' - Sanlam boss

2016-03-20 08:00

Ian Kirk, the group chief executive of Sanlam, talks about its expansion in Africa and navigating economic headwinds at home.

Scion of Wall Street bringing light to Africa

2016-03-16 11:30

UniCore Group Capital is putting its money on renewable energy in Africa. Given the continent’s failing power grids, this is not only proving lucrative, but necessary.

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