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...
Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017
European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent...
19 Sep 2016
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
Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations...
5 Sep 2016
China will provide Ivory Coast with over $800m (€730m) for a major expansion of its electrical grid which would bring power to 500 towns, officials announced on Tuesday, 22 December...
24 Dec 2015
South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.
13 Aug 2014
Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014
Zimbabwe is planning a second auction of its Marange diamonds next February‚ buoyed by the interest in and sale of more than 279‚000 carats of diamonds in Antwerp‚ Belgium. The sale raked in US$10.7m.
Ray Ndlovu 24 Dec 2013
Growth in SA will continue to lag that of other African countries‚ with the latest African Development Bank African Economic Outlook report released on Wednesday (7 August) listing the country among the 10 that will record the slowest growth this year.
9 Aug 2013
Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.
4 Jun 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
3 Jun 2013
Africa will need to spend more than US$50bn in the next decade on building 4,000km of additional rail infrastructure to unlock the mineral resource potential on the continent.
22 Apr 2013