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

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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

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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

Tune Hotels
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

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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

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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

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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

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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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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

Africa will need about 360 billion dollars by 2040 to apply the planned ‘16-16-16' infrastructure development programme in Africa…

18 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

17 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

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How to take advantage of opportunities under AGOA

African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda...

14 Dec 2016

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Increase in activity of Moroccan, French companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

In its third edition of the International Development Barometer, BearingPoint observes sustained growth in the turnover of Moroccan and French companies in sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Dec 2016

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

Africa needs to move with speed to implement the Continental Free Trade Area next year...

8 Dec 2016

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Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union...

6 Dec 2016

First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa

Africa Trade Week is a historic event, with the goal of encouraging fruitful and stimulating dialogue among all stakeholders...

2 Dec 2016

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An integrated approach to Africa's development goals

The year 2016 marks a double transition period, from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2030; and at the continental level, from the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063...

1 Nov 2016

Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa
Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa

For three days this week, researchers from Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries will discuss sustainable development issues affecting their regions...

31 Oct 2016

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The Internet of Things will change the world

The Internet of Things - an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action - is here already and will become a part of our everyday lives...

28 Oct 2016

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UK aid vision for the continent

New UK support for jobs, trade and investment to boost economic development in Africa...

27 Oct 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

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Cautious optimism for investors in Africa hotel sector

Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector...

12 Oct 2016

Marriott International expands
Marriott International rapidly expands its footprint across Africa

Marriott International has announced six new deals, one new brand and over over 1100 new rooms in Africa. Sheraton Mauritius is Marriott's first signed deal...

12 Oct 2016

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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

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Nigeria says to borrow from World Bank, China, Japan

Nigeria's presidency said last week that it had approved an external borrowing plan after the cash-strapped African economy plunged into official recession...

12 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

ECA Monthly stats report
ECA launches monthly Africa economic and social data

The Economic Commission for Africa has launched its newest product, the Africa 'Statistical Flash', with macro-economic and social data on Africa...

6 Sep 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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Minor Hotels sees further growth potential for its brands in Africa

Minor Hotels is expanding aggressively across the African continent, with two new resorts in the pipeline in North Africa...

1 Sep 2016

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