Monday, September 24, 2018
2017 was a slow year for M&A deals across Africa. Instability, lack of regulatory clarity and weak economic fundamentals in the continent’s biggest markets in particular worked to limit investor confidence. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over ethical and compliance considerations...
Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment‎, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria. Oduwole said this on Tuesday, during a stakeholders sensitisation workshop held...
As Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day on May 29, the presidency has reeled out what the Muhammadu Buhari administration has achieved in the last three years it has been in power. Mr Buhari was elected into office under the platform of...
Rwanda will be soon be home to a hub for financial technology (Fintech), boosting start-ups in the sector. As part of this effort, a French Fintechfirm is in the process of setting up shop in Rwanda, The New Times has...
Sub-Saharan African countries could increase tax revenue by an average of 5 percent of gross domestic product -- much more than what they receive in international aid -- if they reform their tax policies, the International Monetary Fund said. Key steps would...
Amid great fanfare 44 African countries signed the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) earlier this year. The bloc is expected to boost intra-African trade – pegged at less than 20% – by eliminating import duties and scaling...
The government on Tuesday re-affirmed its commitment to renewable energy as part of the country’s energy mix while dodging any mention of its plans for nuclear energy. Energy minister Jeff Radebe delivered a keynote address at the African Utility Week...
Botswana continues to rank amongst Africa's most preferred investment destinations, with a new authoritative survey placing the country fourth out of 54 states on the continent in terms of investment attractiveness. However, the ranking is a drop from the position...
Nigeria plans to issue identity numbers to 70 million citizens by the end of next year, a first step to bringing them into the country’s payments system. The West African nation, which currently holds centralized data for less than 15...
The African Development Bank is leading talks with Zimbabwe and its creditors to make plans for the nation to pay off some of its arrears so it can restore relations with lenders, said Akinwumi Adesina, the bank’s president. During almost...

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