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Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

21 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region...

5 Apr 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

10 Sep 2015

Public sector involvement required to drive emerging market needs

The East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) emphasised that strong public sector involvement is required in order to drive emerging market needs, as well as satisfy the risk appetite of the various sets of investors...

9 Sep 2015

Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia

A small green revolution is taking place in Ethiopia and it comes in the form of a large gas-filled backpack...

By Shamin Chibba 7 Sep 2015

British oil company investigated for corruption in Somalia

An oil company chaired by a former leader of Britain's ruling Conservative party is being investigated for alleged corruption in Somalia, claims the company slammed as "defamatory"...

6 Aug 2015

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into...

By Siphesihle Hlela 5 Aug 2015

SkyPower to invest $2bn in Kenyan solar projects

SkyPower has signed a $2.2bn agreement with Kenya for the development of 1GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases over the next five years...

28 Jul 2015

Tanzanian parliament passes petroleum bill

Tanzanian lawmakers have passed a new petroleum bill that creates a regulatory and legal framework to manage discoveries and control of the East African nation's natural gas reserves and possible future oil finds, officials said...

7 Jul 2015

Tanzania wants to get coal mining underway

The National Development Corporation (NDC), a state-owned firm that oversees major projects, is determined to implement the Mchuchuma and Liganga iron ore mining projects at a cost of $3 billion...

3 Feb 2015

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

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