#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

KIGALI, Rwanda - For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations of being refused entry to a country because of visas, the end result is to curtail the free movement of people, viewed by the African Development Bank as one of the pillars of regional integration.

3 days ago

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa

African countries could use the time in the run up to March 2019, the deadline for ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), to strengthen their capacity in the legislative and tariff instruments required for the process and other "low hanging fruit" measures, presenters at a panel session during the African Economic Conference, currently underway in Kigali Rwanda, told delegates.

3 days ago

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over

KIGALI, Rwanda - Africa must focus on its big resource for growth - its young people and accelerated job opportunities, experts urged at the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018.

6 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice
#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice

KIGALI, Rwanda - Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region's drive towards continental integration.

5 Dec 2018

Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers
Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria, is searching for Sub-Saharan Africa's best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs. Facebook is returning as the headline sponsor.

3 Dec 2018

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
New APO CEO to take group global

A new CEO for the APO Group heralds a global expansion for the group, one of the largest media and communications powerhouses on the African continent, as well as a focus on digital.

3 Dec 2018