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Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'
BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching 'Smart Money', an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week...

23 Oct 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners
Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners

International investment group Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the 2018 winners in the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards...

1 Oct 2018

AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look
AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look

According to a new report from the African Development Bank on inter-African trade, opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles...

28 Sep 2018

AfDB-Cananda trade mission.
'Africa cannot be ignored'

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa, according to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina...

27 Sep 2018

AfCFTA will spur industrialisation
AfCFTA will spur industrialisation

The African Continental Free Trade Area will spur Africa's industrialisation and economic development...

24 Sep 2018

John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 21 Sep 2018

Lionel October, director general of the dti
Intra-African trade remains a priority

Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said...

14 Sep 2018

Parade of world leaders court Africa
Parade of world leaders court Africa

How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent...?

By Souhir Mzali 6 Sep 2018

Dr Ayodele Odusola, chief economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured...

By Ayodele Odusola 31 Aug 2018

Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs
Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China's "new version of colonialism"...

By Said Aboubaker & Savious Kwinika 31 Aug 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Brics gears up to take its place in digital revolution
Brics gears up to take its place in digital revolution

Brics leaders are united in their cause to secure their spots in the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution...

27 Jul 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Global issues dominate day one of Brics Summit

Inclusive growth, the trade wars and their resultant impact dominated much of the discussions of the Brics Business Forum...

26 Jul 2018

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

By Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Alain Ebobissé is the CEO of Africa50.
The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 18 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency
NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) transforms into the African Union Development Agency...

10 Jul 2018

Finding the potential in Africa's markets
Finding the potential in Africa's markets

Many investors identify South Africa as the most important market on the continent...

By Bassel Khatoun 5 Jul 2018

John Lentaigne, chief underwriting officer, ATI Roundtable
International lenders warn on capacity constraints in Africa

During a one-day forum on investment risks in Africa, experts acknowledged that the abundance of current liquidity in the market did nothing to alleviate the capacity constraints faced by most banks when doing business in Africa...

29 Jun 2018

Africa's economic growth rising despite challenges
Africa's economic growth rising despite challenges

Several African countries have reported a rise in their GDP despite fears over increased debt according to ICAEW's latest report...

20 Jun 2018

Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade
Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade

The AfCFTA's potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's Conference of Ministers...

By Benjamin Ouma 15 May 2018

Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development
Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018

Dan Sackey, regional executive for Anglophone West Africa & managing director of Ecobank Ghana
Economic prospects in Anglophile West Africa are looking up

Nigeria is at last moving out of recession, Ghana's growth continues to be strong, and the smaller countries in the region are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16..

23 Apr 2018

African Union flag.
Why Africa's Free Trade Area offers so much promise

Africa's free trade area aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa. By 2030 the market size is expected to include 1.7 billion people with over USD$ 6.7 trillion of cumulative consumer and business spending...

By Landry Signé 27 Mar 2018

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