Political Economy

26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
24 May 2022

South African agriculture show exceeds expectations

South African agriculture show exceeds all expectations WhyAfrica visited the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Free State Province of South Africa for the first time last week to […]
23 May 2022

Supply chain risks need to be built into construction contracts

Supply chain risks need to be built into construction contracts Current logistical bottlenecks present high risks for contractors in completing capital projects, for miners and other industries, and they need […]
22 May 2022

First Quantum in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

First Quantum in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week During his address to delegates at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba held in Cape Town, South Africa, Tristan Pascall, CEO […]
21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
20 May 2022

Private sector crucial to develop Ethiopia’s capital markets

Private sector crucial to develop Ethiopia’s capital markets According to Yinager Dessie, governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), the private sector will play a crucial role in developing capital […]
19 May 2022

Ghana president calls for more resources to develop Africa

Ghana president calls for more resources to develop Africa Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has backed calls for more resources for the African Development Bank Group to accelerate its transformative role […]
11 May 2022

First Quantum backs Zambia with USD1.25-billion investment

First Quantum backs Zambia with USD1.25-billion investment During his address to delegates at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba held in Cape Town, South Africa, Tristan Pascall, CEO of […]
9 May 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022 With covid-19 restrictions now significantly eased internationally – not least in South Africa – the Mining Indaba’s organisers, Hyve Group, […]
8 May 2022

Ethiopia stuck in an ethnic rut

Ethiopia stuck in an ethnic rut East Africa’s emerging giant, Ethiopia, is experiencing the political downside of its extraordinary economic success over the last decade and a half. By Leon […]
6 May 2022

Unlocking Nigeria’s supply chain gridlocks

Unlocking Nigeria’s supply chain gridlocks Nigeria is a complex country with unique challenges. In the Nigerian governments’ efforts to diversify its economy away from an unhealthy reliance on oil production, […]
5 May 2022

Africa’s city dwellers enjoy higher quality of life

Africa’s city dwellers enjoy higher quality of life Despite facing several challenges, Africa’s cities have provided easier access to services, jobs and infrastructure for millions of people in the last […]
5 May 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
2 May 2022

Why democracy will bulletproof your business

Why democracy will bulletproof your business The rise of an autocratic state like Rwanda raises the question of whether democracy is a necessity when doing business in Africa.  By Leon […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
26 Apr 2022

African governments continue investing in infrastructure

African governments continue investing in infrastructure African governments continued spending on infrastructure, despite Covid-19 and rising debt levels. At the same time, West Africa has, for the first time 2016, […]
19 Apr 2022

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa        Namibia ranked as the second most favourable mining jurisdiction in Africa on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining […]
16 Apr 2022

Drought adds to Ethiopia’s political woes

Drought adds to Ethiopia’s political woes East Africa’s emerging giant, Ethiopia, is experiencing the political downside of its extraordinary economic success over the last decade and a half. To exacerbate […]
14 Apr 2022

South Africa slips down the mining ranks

South Africa slips down the mining ranks According to the Fraser Institute’s 2021 Investment Attractiveness Index South Africa, once a top mining jurisdiction in the world, is now one of […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
9 Apr 2022

Africa provides new opportunities for evolving insurance industry

Africa provides new opportunities for evolving insurance industry A new report by Standard Bank shows that a growing economy and innovation are providing the insurance industry with new opportunities on […]
7 Apr 2022

Unlocking growth through Africa Free Trade

Unlocking growth through Africa Free Trade Maximising the potential of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) to raise Africa’s intra-continental trade from its low levels will rest on […]
2 Apr 2022

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD7.5-million trade finance guarantee facility for […]
29 Mar 2022

Sudan could be heading for collapse warns UN representative

Sudan could be heading for collapse warns UN representative Sudan is heading towards economic and security collapse and could lose out on billions in external aid if the country fails […]
27 Mar 2022

SA construction sector remains in recovery mode

SA construction sector remains in recovery mode The South African construction sector is forecast to grow by 6.2% this year but will remain in a recovery phase after experiencing a […]
26 Mar 2022

Impala Platinum is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Impala Platinum is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With platinum in high demand, and business confidence slowly returning to Southern Africa, platinum miners are set to soar. Impala Platinum Holding […]
25 Mar 2022

Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this […]
1 Mar 2022

Dawn breaks in Namibia while Europe heads for bunkers

Dawn breaks in Namibia while Europe heads for bunkers With the price of gold, natural gas and oil through the roof, and a looming energy crisis on the horizon, several […]
1 Mar 2022

US Congressman says Africa is the place to invest

US Congressman says Africa is the place to invest United States Congressman Gregory Meeks has warned that the United States will only be part of the future if it invests […]
24 Feb 2022

Local security top priority as tension simmer in DRC

Local security top priority as tension simmer in DRC     Tension in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain high in the wake of recurring […]