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Focus on Africa: Mugabe's birthday, car bomb in Somalia and Gambia's Barrow inaugurated

News from the continent you need to know... Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is turning 93; at least 34 people were killed in Mogadishu and Gambia swears in its new president.

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Newly formed Arise makes two African banking investments

2017-02-14 17:35

Newly formed investment company Arise has recently made two investments into Africa's banking sector, one in Ghana and one in Uganda.

IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce

2017-02-09 08:25

International Business Machines Corp. is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.

New investment company launched

2017-02-02 20:00

Arise, a collaborative partnership between international companies, Norfund, FMO and Rabobank has been launched in Cape Town.

5 obstacles women face in energy procurement

2017-02-01 05:31

These are the five challenges women owned enterprises face in the energy procurement process.

ADvTECH acquires stake in University of Africa

2017-01-30 12:59

Following the International Finance Corporation's investment, ADvTECH has made its first tertiary partnership outside of South Africa.

Conference on sustainable buildings in Africa

2017-01-25 16:25

A new conference in Nairobi will explore sustainability for Africa's buildings.

Ramaphosa boasts about SA's 'world class' IPP project in Davos

2017-01-17 18:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that to bridge the energy gap in Africa, governments should partner with the private sector.

Rise in passenger demand among African airlines

2017-01-11 19:49

African airlines have experienced an increase in passenger demand in November 2016 compared to November 2015, says Iata.

Africa Rising narrative hits 2016 bump but is ready for new year

2017-01-05 07:25

The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing, explains Professor Mills Soko.

 

Ex-boss of Nigerian oil firm in $10m cash probe

2017-02-19 14:31

A former head of Nigeria's state-run oil company is under investigation after almost $10m in cash was found at a property he owns.

SA foreign direct investment jumps 38% in 2016 - Unctad

2017-02-10 07:46

SA has seen a 38% increase in foreign direct investment inflows in 2016, according to the Global Investment Trends Monitor of UNCTAD.

SA coal to dominate as African demand expands

2017-02-05 06:01

The rapid growth in demand for coal in Africa over the next decade could see South Africa in a position to capitalise on this opportunity.

African air cargo clocks 2nd fastest global growth

2017-02-01 20:09

The International Air Transport Association has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand has grown by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

2017-01-31 13:42

The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.

Policy hits economy harder than commodity cycle

2017-01-29 11:20

Policy changes have a greater bearing on a country’s economic performance than the impact of commodity prices, say mining industry representatives.

Infographic: Here's where the cars of the world are produced

2017-01-24 09:09

We list a number of cars produced around the world, including their countries of origin.

Pressing Issues: A 48-team World Cup is no cause for unbridled jubilation in Africa

2017-01-15 06:09

Africa should restrain their jubilation with the announcement of a 48-team Fifa World Cup because, sadly, Africa will still go to the tournament merely make up the numbers, writes S'Busiso Mseleku

Higher investment returns: Which African countries will join emerging markets party?

2017-01-10 07:02

SA is no longer the star of the African show and low-tax haven Mauritius and desperately poor Ethiopia are looking like exciting prospects, says an expert.

Prince Mashele: South Africa is just another African country

2016-12-22 19:18

In the midst of the political confusion that has gripped our country many people are wondering if we have come to the end of South Africa, says Prince Mashele.

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