Africa


Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

2019-08-13 10:22

Sub-Saharan Africa has more mobile-money accounts than anywhere else in the world with about 396 million registered users at the end of 2018, a 14% increase from a year earlier, according to the GSM Association.

Europe's ties with Africa must change - Ghana president

2019-07-12 19:45

Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent, Ghana's president said.

Silencing the guns in Africa to top agenda of UN Security Council - Pandor

2019-07-11 22:29

South Africa's foreign policy will place greater emphasis on the African continent, the minister said.

We have not received any money from Zim - Eskom

2019-06-28 16:29

The Zimbabwe government said this week that it would pay US$10m to Eskom as part of plans to unlock at least 400MW to ease load shedding in that country.

US, African envoys push for Sudan solution as Bashir charged

2019-06-14 05:26

US and African Union diplomats stepped up efforts Thursday to find a peaceful solution to a standoff between Sudan's protesters and generals following a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

Privatising airports no magic solution – aviation CEO

2019-06-05 22:08

Privatising airports due to lack of funds for infrastructure development is not a “magic solution” for African governments, cautions the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

Two SA companies honoured at African Utility Week

2019-05-20 20:06

During African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town last week, the winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 were announced.

Aviation supports 6.2 million jobs in Africa

2019-05-18 18:45

The aviation industry supports $55.8bn of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Africa, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Community input important in big business contribution to Africa's water challenges - Coca-Cola executive

2019-05-18 13:58

Big companies may have funds to help address water challenges in Africa, but they must get community input in the process, says a Coca-Cola executive.

Falling confidence hits African airlines' international business

2019-05-12 06:00

The upward trend in African airlines' international passenger travel demand has softened since mid-2018, according to the International Air Transport Association.

 

Tourism can help Africa tackle its jobs crisis, so why is it underutilised?

2019-08-06 05:00

The youth unemployment rate is expected to top 30% across Africa this year. Tourism can help solve the problem, says Kwakye Donkor.

VW has sold over 250 000 commercial vehicles in 2019 so far

2019-07-12 09:15

Volkswagen commercial vehicles has delivered 259 400 Transporter, Caddy, Amarok and Crafter models to customers all over the world from January until June this year with the Africa region seeing an increase of over 40% in sales.

Nigeria to sign African free-trade pact at AU meeting

2019-07-04 07:01

Nigeria will sign a continental free-trade deal at an extraordinary summit of the African Union this weekend, bringing the duty-free movement of goods in the region a step closer.

WATCH: These nervous rhino are starting a new life after a 30-hour journey to a new home

2019-06-26 05:11

Five critically-endangered eastern black rhinos begin a new life in Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a 3 728 miles journey from a Czech safari park.

On elections near and far, and on partnerships across the Mediterranean Sea

2019-06-09 07:00

Europe is not only Africa's direct neighbour and ally. It also is its biggest trading partner and leading investor, far ahead of any other region in the world. What happens in Africa matters in Europe. And what happens in Europe matters in Africa, writes Martin Schäfer.

SA business skips due diligence on 43% of new employees, clients - report

2019-05-30 07:00

According to a new report, SA respondents said no formal due diligence checks were done on about 43% of new employees, customers or clients when they or their products and services were integrated with a business.

We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

Angola is back – African Energy Chamber official

2019-05-18 14:50

Reforms Angola has done since 2017 will have implications for decades to come, says the new country head for Angola of the African Energy Chamber.

People want authentic experiences at meeting venues - industry expert

2019-05-15 21:59

There is a definite move into regionalisation, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, executive manager of the South African National Convention Bureau, recently told Fin24.

Trade war escalation sends shock waves amid sell-offs

2019-05-11 19:04

Emerging-market equities saw their worst rout since October 2018, while currencies extended a four-week losing streak as trade clashes intensified between the world’s two largest economies.

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