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.

Nigeria signs billions in oil and gas deals with China

2016-06-30 18:12

The Nigerian government has announced that it had signed $80bn worth in oil and gas deals with Chinese companies.

Literature by Africans in the diaspora can help create alternative narratives

2016-06-27 17:27

Universities envisaging getting closer to what Ngugi wa Thiong'o called “decolonising the mind” could stand to take Afrodiasporic literature seriously. These works can help in the push to realise transformed alternative narratives of Africa.

Illegal fishing is a major threat to Africa’s blue economy

2016-06-23 18:32

The blue economy is mostly unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa but where does it currently stand and does it benefit African economies?, writes Adam Abdou Hassan.

CT summit showcases African real estate

2016-06-17 18:42

Kigali, Lusaka and Dar es Salaam are open for business and will showcase their future land and development plans at the African Real Estate Summit in Cape Town.

Africa needs a sustainable solution for cataract blindness

2016-06-14 08:08

90% of the estimated 20 million people blinded by untreated cataracts live in lower income areas where they lack access to care.

 

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.

Here’s how hackers hit African organisations

2016-06-28 16:39

Government departments and ministries as well as telecommunications, manufacturing and financial companies are the most targeted sectors for cyber attacks in South Africa and Nigeria.

SAA let us down, says Uganda's Yoweri Museveni

2016-06-24 12:50

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni feels let down by regional airlines such as SAA, which he says charge exorbitant fares and have failed to service routes into the country.

Pockets of opportunity for investment in Africa

2016-06-21 12:40

Success in the rest of Africa requires extensive research and an understanding of the nuances of each region.

African nations may curtail bond sales amid US policy tightening

2016-06-16 21:14

African governments could curtail foreign-currency bond sales because US policy tightening may make it pricier to pay back those debts, says the African Development Bank.

Banks that lured Bob Diamond to Africa stumble

2016-06-12 18:46

Trouble is brewing in banks across sub-Saharan Africa, once so lauded as the next big investment destination that it lured the likes of ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamond.

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