An economist and former central bank governor, Mahamudu Bawumia, was sworn in as vice president.
Africa’s megacities absorb a significant share of national populations.
Lack of industry confidence may be the biggest challenge for young female entrepreneurs.
Rampant e-fraud in Nigeria’s banking system is making it hard to persuade more people to open bank accounts.
They offer financial services and migrants use them to send remittances home.
Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges.
The Washington-based lender’s executive board approved the three-year loan last week Friday.
Zimbabwe’s economic malaise could be eased by monetary reform – but the real challenge is a political one.
Ghana’s weather agency said cocoa farmers in the world’s second-biggest producer of the beans will benefit from more moderate seasonal desert winds
Where do emerging markets stand in that global equation?
The rand has closely tracked Zuma’s fortunes, advancing when his position weakened and selling off when Gordhan seemed threatened.
The pilots' union has called for an indefinite strike in protest of "poor management". The airline says the threatened action has already cost it.
The prime minister also says that the country's "solid foundation" lends itself to a quick economic recovery, following months of violent protests.
Amnesty said cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, phones and laptops could come from mines in DRC that use child labour.
No one warned villagers about forced relocations or of the risks to their health and water supplies.
Desperation and death beneath South Africa's 'City of Gold' as illegal miners risk it all for a better lifeEd Cropley
Thousands are drawn to South Africa's old gold mines. Fatal accidents and violence underground is common.
Kenya, East Africa’s biggest economy by gross domestic product (GDP), has liberalized its economy to enhance investment and inflows.
Some high-profile South African companies have failed miserably in Nigeria. Hotels and casino group Sun International is the latest to pull out.
It is too early to be certain, but this may be the first sign of African countries using Brexit to renegotiate and leverage fairer trade terms.
Just like consumers of the global North, Togolese desire affordable goods and willingly buy copies and counterfeits.