Political Economy

2 Dec 2021

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat Legal proceedings are underway in the dispute between Canadian listed Montero Mining and Exploration and the Government of Tanzania.    Montero’s Wigu Hill Rare […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
29 Nov 2021

Judith Njumwah-Kariuki: driver of change

Judith Njumwah-Kariuki: driver of change For our third article in the series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Judith Njumwah-Kariuki, a Public Health Specialist (PHS) in Nairobi, Kenya, […]
23 Nov 2021

Is it time for the French to hit the road?

Is it time for the French to hit the road?   Citizens in West Africa continue questioning the role and responsibility of French soldiers in the region, writes Leon Louw, […]
18 Nov 2021

Insurgents up the ante in East Africa

Insurgents up the ante in East Africa Insurgent activity is on the rise in East Africa. Bombings and renewed attacks in Uganda and Tanzania have once again emphasised the urgency […]
15 Nov 2021

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain For our second article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Azuka Okeke, CEO of the Africa Resource Centre for Excellence […]
15 Nov 2021

Why be optimistic about Africa?

Why be optimistic about Africa? It has been a year of turmoil for peace, stability, and democracy in Africa. Insurgencies, military coups, and populist nationalism have spread like wildfire across […]
14 Nov 2021

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and […]
14 Nov 2021

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation The African Development Bank’s collaborative ICT initiative RASME, will enable remote monitoring and evaluation of development projects in real time. The African […]
13 Nov 2021

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors Angola’s Special Economic Zone has launched a useful new tool to attract foreign investors. The GAI (Guiché de Apoio ao Investidor) offers […]
12 Nov 2021

North Africa slowly rebounds after severe Covid-19 shock

North Africa slowly rebounds after severe Covid-19 shock Although Covid-19 had a severe impact on the North African region, countries like Egypt and Morocco have done well to claw back […]
10 Nov 2021

Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental to Africa says Lima

Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental  to Africa says Lima The message on the first day of the Africa Energy Week 2021, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and […]
9 Nov 2021

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback East Africa is on the way to recovery after the severe setback suffered because of Covid-19 in 2019 and 2020. There are […]
31 Oct 2021

Why you should invest in Africa

Why you should invest in Africa After another year dominated by Covid-19, there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa writes Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica. […]
15 Oct 2021

Hogan Lovells launches its 8th annual Africa Forum

Hogan Lovells launches its 8th annual Africa Forum From tech to entrepreneurship, clean energy to trade – these topics lead the discussions on Africa’s growth at this leading conference for […]
10 Oct 2021

Africa is ripe for investment says Obermeyer

Africa is ripe for investment says Obermeyer There is no question that Africa offers numerous investment opportunities. Despite negative perceptions, Africa, and South Africa, especially, is ripe for investment. Although […]
8 Oct 2021

Let’s change the narrative on Africa in the USA says Adesina

Let’s change the narrative on Africa in the USA, says Adesina According to African Development Bank (AfDB) President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina a concerted effort to change the narrative on […]
5 Oct 2021

DPI’s USD1.15-billion African investment will focus on innovation

DPI’s USD1.15-billion African investment will focus on innovation London headquartered investment firm Development Partners International’s (DPI), African Development Partners III Fund (ADP III), has exceeded its USD800- million target of […]
4 Oct 2021

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth While East Africa’s promising growth rates are good news, they remain based upon limited diversification in the region’s economies, writes Darryll Kilian, […]
30 Sep 2021

Strongmen debris haunts Khartoum and progressive African leaders

Strongmen debris haunts Khartoum and progressive African leaders Sudan is the latest country in Africa where the remnants of its down (but not out) leaders fight back to bite the […]
26 Sep 2021

The WLP welcomes Nigeria as a strategic hub in West Africa

The WLP welcomes Nigeria as a strategic hub in West Africa Nigeria has joined the World Logistics Passport (WLP) as a Hub, with the Council for the Regulation of Freight […]
21 Sep 2021

Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean join forces to drive circularity

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), and the Circular Economy Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEC LAC) have organised the first regional dialogue to strengthen cooperation around their […]
21 Sep 2021

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference Although the world is in a crisis, it is the ideal time for business leaders, the private sector, governments, and development agencies […]
17 Sep 2021

INSTITUTE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA (IRMSA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 29 & 30 SEPTEMBER

INSTITUTE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA (IRMSA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 29 & 30 SEPTEMBER A CALL TO ACTION FOR RISK PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO STEP UP Charting and managing […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
12 Sep 2021

Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector a potential catalyst for economic growth

12 September 2021 – By leveraging its 2.9-billion-barrel crude oil reserves and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector will be a major catalyst of the […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
6 Sep 2021

Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray a crisis of large proportions

06 September 2021 – The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is a crisis of large proportions. Its impacts have been severe, and it has tainted the image of Ethiopia and […]
5 Sep 2021

Why Africa needs your business

05 September 2021 – Business in Africa has a chequered history. However, foreign investment is now needed more than ever. In this article, Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica, […]
2 Sep 2021

Investments and PPPs will grow South Africa’s economy

By Johan Meyer, Executive Head of Projects and Technology at Exxaro 02 September 2021 – Despite the many challenges, there is hope for South Africa’s economy. Investments and public-private partnerships […]