Shaping Africa's future is what the mega-AfricaCom event comprising dozens of different conference tracks and exhibitions aims to do each year. This year, AfricaCom turns 21 and is launching several new features to celebrate.
8 hours ago
The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa, especially as the core objective of African countries is to move away from exporters of primary products and move up the value chain.
10 hours ago
Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile devices.
Sarah Quinlan 3 days ago
Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity.
11 Jul 2018
As the global food import bill rises, poor countries are left to feel it's growing brunt. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) latest findings, the world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages. As stated by Adam Prakash, an FAO economist and author of the study in the Food Outlook, this shows a trend that has "been deteriorating over time, portending an increasing challenge, especially for the poorest countries, to meet their basic food needs from international markets."
10 Jul 2018
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) will become part of the African Union Development Agency, a new technical body with its own legal identity within the African Union, to advance the continent's development vision.
10 Jul 2018
Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.
Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018