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‘Learn from and work with Africa'

To mark Africa Day today, António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, said all of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of Africa...

25 May 2017

EAC ministers lay ground for single currency

The East African Community has moved a step closer to attaining a monetary union to progressively establish a single currency....

By Christabel Ligami 12 May 2017

Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn

The economic deceleration in China and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union pose risks for Africa's growth says ECA director...

5 Apr 2017

Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International to debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with signing of the brand's first adaptive re-use project in Africa...

28 Mar 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...

24 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya, East Africa's industrial nerve centre is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. East Africa was again the continent's fastest growing region and is expected to continue its high growth path in 2016/2017...

By Stephen du Preez 16 Mar 2017

African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The African Corridor Management Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies…

17 Feb 2017

The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI...

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

No-frills hotel chain woos business travellers in East Africa

International hotel chain Tune has introduced the no-frills hospitality concept in Kenya's capital Nairobi. This is the company's first foray into Africa…

13 Feb 2017

Major airlines reject re-routes during Abuja airport closure

International airlines are refusing to fly to an alternative hub when the only airport serving Nigeria's capital shuts down, forcing travellers to make lengthy detours at extra cost…

10 Feb 2017

Kenya one step closer to a cashless society

The Huduma Card connects Kenyans to a convenient payment solution to empower citizens and move towards a cashless society…

8 Feb 2017

58m travellers for Africa in 2016

1.2 billion people travelled the world in 2016 and of that, 58 million went to Africa – UNWTO…

6 Feb 2017

German-African business summit opens this week

The first German-African business summit to be held in Africa, opens in Nairobi this week…

6 Feb 2017

Africa is relevant, says President Faure, calling for UN reforms

With its population of one billion, Africa was relevant, hence the need for reforms of the UN, especially its highest decision-making body, the Security Council…

31 Jan 2017

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