Africa


Arriving on African shores: Hyundai adds stylish new Kona to its compact SUV range

2018-07-17 13:00

Hyundai’s much-anticipated Kona subcompact SUV will officially arrive in Africa and Middle East markets from early August.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

SA to sign African free trade agreement - Davies

2018-07-01 17:33

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed on Sunday that South Africa will be signing the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.

The World Cup is a chance to talk about African identities and unity

2018-06-18 15:37

The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa, The Conversation writes.

Cities to play increasingly important part in Africa’s development

2018-06-14 17:17

Africa’s burgeoning big cities will play an increasingly central role in the continent’s growth and development, driven largely by Africa’s rapid urbanisation.

Will a rose by another name smell as sweet?

2018-06-10 09:42

Anumber of interrelated announcements were made during Africa Month this year, writes Simphiwe Sesanti.

Unlocking economic, social benefits of aviation critical for Africa

2018-06-03 18:45

The International Air Transport Association and the African Airline Association signed a memorandum of understanding to unlock the economic and social benefits of aviation for Africa's development.

New class of African financial investors - expert

2018-05-28 17:23

Innovative financing models are accelerating Africa’s energy revolution, which is seeing rapid progress in off-grid and distributed power solutions, says an expert.

Time for the youth to take Africa!

2018-05-25 10:30

Africa is a continent experiencing a youth bulge which, if harnessed positively, can become its greatest asset and ally in realising the 2063 agenda, writes Stanley Henkeman.

Not just challenges in African aviation - CEO

2018-05-23 14:41

Challenges continue to confront the aviation industry in Africa, but there are also opportunities, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

 

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

2018-07-16 16:04

International express services provider DHL has announced a partnership with e-commerce company MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa.

Hyundai urges African and Middle East consumers to support local NCAP ratings

2018-07-12 13:59

Hyundai is calling on Africa and Middle East governments to support local or regional New Car Assessment Programs (NCAP), with consumers currently comparing results from Europe or the United States when making buying decisions.

LATEST: 4 EU nations endorse vetting migrants in Africa

2018-06-22 10:18

Hungary's prime minister says a group of countries in eastern Europe supports the idea of setting up screening centres "hotspots" outside the European Union where asylum-seekers can present their requests for protection.

We should be careful to celebrate SA's election to UN Security Council

2018-06-18 14:46

South Africa, as a newly elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, must be critical when it comes to the history and context under which it finds itself a member, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Regulation, infrastructure trip up African airlines - Iata

2018-06-12 13:47

African airlines continue their very slow emergence from a low point in 2014 when they made a collective $900m loss, says Iata.

Africa's airport tender processes 'lack transparency'

2018-06-04 11:45

African airport tender processes tend to lack transparency, says a director at the International Air Transport Association.

Fintech in Africa: what investors are looking for

2018-05-30 19:34

Fintech companies that solve issues around fraud will feature prominently, especially in SA which has Africa’s most advanced financial system, says an industry expert.

Old Mutual Private Equity to invest in supplier of medical devices

2018-05-25 15:13

Old Mutual Private Equity has acquired a 50% interest in Medhold Group, an end-to-end supplier of medical devices.

'Africa has 2% of world's cars but 20% of road deaths' - first safety observatory to curb horrendous death toll

2018-05-24 11:47

With the highest rate of road traffic fatalities compared to any other region in the world - despite only having only 2% of the world's vehicles - Africa's road safety crisis was in the spotlight at the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit.

African nations want to recover stolen assets

2018-05-20 16:12

The Commonwealth secretary says Africa is losing billions of dollars annually to corruption, urging the anti-graft tsars to "fight against this tsunami".

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