Sunday, August 25, 2019
On Wednesday, 15 November 2017, COP23 will celebrate Africa Day, a joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development...
Disillusioned by the economic leadership of Robert Mugabe, the people of Zimbabwe are looking to their new President Emmerson Mnangagwa to bring the country back from the brink of disaster. And for business owners the need for help is critical. Al...
Namibia’s ruling SWAPO party elected Hage Geingob as its president at the weekend, the party said on Monday. He has previously been its acting president. Geingob, president of Namibia since 2015 but acting president of the ruling party, won 574...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has posited that the story of Africa’s hitherto inability to develop is primarily the story of bad governance and our damaging colonial heritage. Speaking at a high level Africa round-table meeting on the UN Sustainable...
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...
Government is set to receive about $2 million from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) to capacitate the country’s leather and cotton value chains, Finance deputy minister Terrence Mukupe has said. “I was in Zambia and we...
The Angolan government has raised $3bn in its second Eurobond issue in international markets with demand from 500 investors based in the US, Europe and Asia reaching nearly $9bn. The deal included two parts: $1.75bn of 10-year bonds with a...
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...
Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed his predecessor’s son as head of the country’s $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, state-owned Angola Press reported. Lourenco fired Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s son, Jose Filomeno dos Santos and the entire board of the Fundo...
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...
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