Africa


Angola ex-president defends son over embezzlement charge

2020-02-18 22:00

Angola's ex-president has defended his son and a former central bank governor who are accused of embezzling $500 million from the country's sovereign wealth fund, court documents show.

Africa must feature prominently at this year's SONA - Naledi Pandor

2020-02-13 18:17

Africa and its link to the global community must feature prominently in President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

Coronavirus threat looms over fragile African health systems

2020-02-08 18:15

The rapidly spreading coronavirus has wreaked havoc across much of the developed world and Africa is the least equipped to deal with the epidemic.

Transnet must punch above its weight to grow Africa, says new CEO Portia Derby

2020-02-05 18:06

Newly appointed Transnet group CEO Portia Derby tells delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the state-owned rail freight company's mission is to yield economic benefits for SA and other African nations.

WiT Africa 2020 aims to link Asian and African travel markets

2020-01-30 17:23

WiT (Web in Travel) will host its debut WiT Africa conference in Cape Town, drawing focus on the growth and potential of the African travel market and its connection with Asia.

Africa Scotland Business Network aims to increase business participation

2020-01-22 17:20

Since the launch of the Africa Scotland Business Network in Cape Town in November 2019, it has grown organically to a membership of 86.

While African aviation flies high, South Africa burdened by slow growth, SAA struggles

2020-01-21 06:00

While the South African aviation sector has faced its share of hurdles - not least the uncertainty around the future of flag carrier SAA - the rest of Africa has seen a strong performance, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Migration, borders a challenge to African free trade - futurist

2020-01-19 14:22

The African Continental Free Trade Area will test the capacity for African leadership to build consensus in translating policy to practice, says a futurist.

African airports can leapfrog to satisfy tech savvy passenger demands - expert

2020-01-09 19:20

Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025, says an IT provider to the air transport industry.

Somalia's year of climate misery: from devastating drought to fierce flashfloods

2019-12-18 14:28

As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain.

 

Transnet International Holdings: Winning over Africa, two years later

2020-02-18 05:02

Transnet International Holdings' foray into the African continent comes as global economic superpowers are also looking to mark their place in the African continent and capitalise on its growth potential.

UPDATE | SA negotiator appointed secretary of Africa Continental Free Trade Area

2020-02-10 19:43

Senior South African trade diplomate Wamkele Mene was appointed as the secretary of the African Continental Free Trade Area in at the 2020 African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday afternoon.

'Alternative Mining Indaba': you should not only take oil and diamonds

2020-02-05 20:01

A group of protestors marched to the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town to highlight their concerns over the problems extractive mining is causing for communities who live near mines.

How prepared is Africa for an outbreak of deadly coronavirus?

2020-02-01 16:15

No confirmed case on the continent yet but fears grow the deadly disease will reach countries with weak health systems.

Ease African borders to drive growth, Pityana tells WEF

2020-01-22 18:19

African countries need to share their infrastructure, strategic advantages and resources in order to attract investment and drive growth more effectively, Business Unity SA President Sipho Pityana told the audience at a World Economic Forum panel discussion.

Shoprite rallies on the back of strong operations update

2020-01-22 13:03

Shoprite's half-year operational update reflects overall sales growth of 7%, however there were draw backs in its operations in the rest of Africa.

Mind the gap: 22 men are richer than all of Africa's women

2020-01-20 14:19

A new report by Oxfam shows that the world's wealthiest 1% continue to control more wealth than most others.

Jihadists kill three teachers in attack on Kenya school

2020-01-13 14:19

Suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists killed three teachers and kidnapped another at a primary school in eastern Kenya on Monday, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks in the region.

From South Africa to Egypt | 10 African markets to watch in 2020

2019-12-24 10:37

Global bond traders who ventured into Africa this year have reaped rich rewards.

African airlines set to make almost R3bn loss in 2020

2019-12-12 06:00

African airlines continue to suffer due to high costs and are projected to show a loss of $200m next year, according to the International Air Transport Association.

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