Expect more attention on countries like Kenya and Ivory Coast, with relatively diversified economies and that have avoided the commodity-induced bust
Namibia has equivalent of 80% of its GDP in pension funds. Overall Africa has $1 trillion in pension funds lying idle and not being properly managed
“We estimate there’s $500 billion hidden in tax havens…enough to educate all the 30 million African children who are currently out of school”
Modern credit cards have been around for nearly seven decades, and less than half that time on the African continent
Visa study sees move to electronic payments creating 2. 6 million jobs a year, boosting GDP; S. Africa is continental leader
African countries experienced, on average a 0.05% increase in GDP due to increased card penetration
The Swiss parallel of Rwanda’s economic success story, doesn’t extend to its reputation for upholding democracy
African countries splashing $30 billion on 11,000kms of railway – it’s just what continental trade needs
The rail projects planned or under way in Africa are enough to connect Cape Town to Copenhagen
Perils of relying on oil as the only source of livelihood: lessons from South Sudan, Nigeria, and Angola
Botswana managed its diamond wealth better. It resisted the temptation of going on a spending spree as a result of the new-found wealth
The fight against graft would help address perception that governance had deteriorated in Tanzania in recent years
Where are the new roads being built in Africa taking the people, and what do the residents in the mushrooming apartments in the cities dream of?
Senegal is the 5th most popular African country for international meetings
The reason political scientists speak of the “commodities curse” is that during periods of high prices, the need to prepare for crashes is forgotten.
The lender revised last year’s growth downwards from 7.5% but expects activity to pick up in 2017 with expansion seen rebounding to 7.2%
Egypt’s investment in the rest of Africa now exceeds $8bn, and the volume of trade has increased by $5bn over past five years
The company will build two new plants in Nigeria within three years, and has got the green light to start building a plant in Nepal
Big talk expected as Xi Jinping arrives in South Africa for summit, but the China feast in Africa is over
"The rhetoric will probably be very excitable, as usual. You have got to separate the rhetoric from reality"
There are now 2,700 millionaires in Ethiopia, reflecting an increase of 108% between 2007 and 2013 -- the fastest growth rate in Africa.
Bad land laws, rules on water, and need to keep cities happy and fat while hurting the farming countryside, have led nations down a dangerous road.
Lights! Eskom sees plan working for reliable South Africa power, with economy starting to show results
It imposed power cuts on about 100 days earlier in the year, there have been no significant blackouts in the past 90 days.