How revenues from oil and gas in Africa can be made to work for ordinary people

2016-07-20 20:44

Critics point out that ordinary people have not benefited from oil and gas exploitation in many African states, writes Jeremy Lind.

Woodside taps into big oil find off Senegal

2016-07-14 21:15

Australia's Woodside Petroleum is expanding its push into West Africa, agreeing to buy ConocoPhillips' deepwater stakes off Senegal.

What's needed to take Africa from Third to First World in 25 years

2016-07-13 11:44

One of the most hotly debated topics in development economics is: what does it take to steer a poor country from Third World to First World status?

How Africa’s 1990s ‘poster boys’ use security fears to roll back democracy

2016-06-28 18:30

Hopes of progression along a reformist democratic path in some key sub-Saharan African states appear to be receding. Greater democracy, enhanced freedom of speech and the media have all suffered setbacks in countries where hopes of change were high.

Cultural appropriation: When 'borrowing' becomes exploitation

2016-06-21 19:39

The idea of “cultural appropriation” has recently entered mainstream debates with some people now arguing that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

IMF tackles Mozambique debt crisis

2016-06-15 20:00

An IMF team has arrived in Mozambique to try to find a way out of a debt crisis that is crippling the economy of one of the world's poorest countries.

Xenophobic attacks dividing Africa - group

2016-05-25 14:03

As the continent celebrates 53 years since the establishment of the Organisation of the African Unity, now the African Union, many are questioning whether Africa is indeed united.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

Nkandla ruling 'a warning to African leaders abusing power'

2016-04-07 14:18

A Zambian opposition leader has described the recent SA Constitutional Court ruling on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead as a warning to African leaders abusing power.

Nyerere's leadership was legendary, says Mugabe

2016-01-28 12:51

Zimbabwean strongman, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly urged Africans to honour the legacy of the founding fathers, describing former Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere's leadership as "legendary".


Africa needs collaboration and support to tackle crime at sea

2016-07-14 21:19

Illegal fishing and its associated criminal activity at sea is an intractable and major international problem, writes Hennie van As.

Ghanaian companies in bind over borrowing

2016-07-14 19:55

Ghanaian companies needing cash are caught in a dilemma and are turning to the stock market to raise record amounts of capital as they try to reduce debt.

Why Britain’s decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

2016-06-29 12:46

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa?

Currency ‘dislocation’ stalling African buyouts

2016-06-23 19:11

Volatile currencies and weaker commodity prices are keeping private equity investors focused on sub-Saharan Africa on the sidelines.

AU, editors meet to formulate ways of telling the 'African story'

2016-06-20 12:04

Editors drawn from various media houses across the continent have committed to play their part in the development of Africa through objective reporting and analysis of the African Union’s work through Agenda 2063.

SA 'has lost its leadership role on the African continent'

2016-05-30 12:15

South African journalist Liesl Louw-Vaudran has spent years reporting on Africa. She recently launched her entrancing book South Africa in Africa: Superpower or Neocolonialist? News24 speaks to her.

How Africa’s past will shape its future

2016-05-21 09:00

While many countries on the continent have made significant strides with regard to democratisation and bringing about peace, the same cannot be said for others.

Building Africa, one young person at a time

2016-04-19 12:10

Ghanaian-born entrepreneur Fred Swaniker has taken it upon himself to build a network of elite universities on the continent to shape tomorrow’s leaders.

Several prominent figures from at least 17 African countries appear in Panama Papers

2016-04-05 13:51

At least 17 African countries have prominent figures who have offshore accounts with a company which is fingered for fronting for "questionable" businesses, a report reveals.

Drought forces Africa to take fresh look at GM crops

2016-01-08 11:40

A scorching drought in southern Africa that led to widespread crop failure could nudge African nations to finally embrace genetically modified crops to boost harvests.

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