The World Bank won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries
The decision will lay the basis for funds to again flow into the corrupt regime’s coffers, deepening its contempt for citizens’ legitimate demands.
The World Economic Forum Africa summit merely reinforced extractive-industry and high-tech myths
Two years after big praise, some of Africa’s former brightest economic stars are seeking bailouts. What went wrong?
With easy money all around, insufficient attention was paid to the quality of economic policy-making
Who's afraid of privatisation in Africa? The successes, heartbreaks, and (sometimes bizarre) reversals
It's estimated that the number of state-owned enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa fell from 6,069 to 4,058 in just 5 years (1990-1995), a 33% reduction
Foreign investors including Dangote Cement had property damaged as protestor grievances birthed country's most serious political crisis in a decade.
Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa meeting with European envoys, as Finance minister hopeful of much-needed new funding by June.
Africa’s biggest economy in talks with World Bank, AfDB as seeks to spend way out of economic crisis—a hint of Keynesian economics.
New report: Why Africans don't pay taxes, including a place where it takes over a month just to get them done
On average in Africa, it takes about 313 hours to sort out your taxes, and there are 36.6 payments to be made - the highest in the world
Country may face a reduction in aid flows after the World Bank last month cancelled a transport project over contractual breaches
Debate continues: Why Africa Isn't Rising, resource curse and how everyone - including the west, World Bank - is all in on it
New book looks to go beyond the tales of spectacular venality among Africa's "Big Men" to show how the continent’s development is really being sapped
10 surprising things about 'Africa Rising' from new World Bank report—and why politicians don’t like good data
The continent's poverty has been falling much faster than captured by existing data. More children were enrolled in schools - but they can't read.
The unlikely nations topping race to grow rich from resources - Madagascar, Tanzania are stars, and Nigeria, Seychelles flop
An Ethiopian farmer of prized Arabica strain earns just a dollar for a pound of green coffee; in the UK a pound of roasted coffee fetches $19.
All the sound and buzz about China's investments in Africa is very misleading. India is the one making the most serious play.
Kenya's rating outlook slashed to negative on debt pileup, widening budget deficit, Standard & Poor’s says
Country’s debt equivalent to 45% of its GDP, a figure that could swell to 60% by the fiscal year through June 2017.
Region emerged as one of the fastest-growing in the world after Asia on the back of the progress of the last two decades.
Egyptian Pound worst performer in the Middle East behind Algeria’s Dinar. In Angola the kwanza has been devalued twice this year.
As some businesses on the continent close, hit by tough times, others will open as people try to make ends meet
That money is only a fraction of what it owes to external creditors, and is awaiting world from the IMF on reforms progress.