Politics and Economy

14 Jan 2021

Afreximbank recognises informal trade

13 January 2021 – African economic growth is often measured without considering informal cross border trade. Now, for the first time, Afreximbank recognises informal trade. The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) […]
14 Jan 2021

Uganda’s social media restrictions not unique in Africa

14 January 2021 – Uganda’s recent social media restrictions during elections is not unique in Africa. It is the 15th African country to do so during elections.    Uganda’s recent […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
10 Jan 2021

Burning down the house

Hold tight, wait ’til the party’s over Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather There has, got to be a way Burning down the house Talking Heads By L.M. Louw […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
28 Dec 2020

SouthBridge announces major transactions in Togo

Kigali, Rwanda, 28 December 2020 – Earlier this month financial advisor Southbridge announced two major transactions in the Republic of Togo in West Africa.     Southbridge works closely with the […]
23 Dec 2020

New rehabilitation measures for victims in Mali

Bamako, Mali – 23 December 2020 – Following a mission to Bamako, the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) (https://www.TrustFundforVictims.org/) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced new rehabilitation measures […]
21 Dec 2020

Drinking water crucial for rebuilding after conflict

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 21 December 2020 – Access to drinking water in South Sudan is crucial for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
7 Dec 2020

Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

By Woelinam Dogbe, president of the Alliance for Financial Consumer Protection   Accra, Ghana, 07 December – As Ghana’s people head to the polls today, the country’s financial sector is […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
3 Dec 2020

Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant […]
2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
23 Nov 2020

Private investment will strengthen fragile African states

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica 23 November 2020 – Private investment, in tandem with other forms of funding, can strengthen fragile African states and improve the outlook of its people. […]
22 Nov 2020

African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

22 November 2020 – The African Development Bank counts industrialising Africa as one of its high-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies At the forefront of […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
13 Nov 2020

Uganda’s electricity regulations top class

13 November 2020 – According to the African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report 2020, Uganda tops the list of African countries with the best developed electricity regulatory framework.    […]
8 Nov 2020

Africa offers investment returns despite challenges.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 08 November 2020 – There are unmatched investment returns in Africa despite the challenges. The consensus among panelists taking part in the AIF’s recent webinar was […]
5 Nov 2020

Lime operation a boost for DRC’s cement production

05 November 2020 – The government of the DRC expects a recently commissioned lime kiln at a cement plant to boost the country’s annual cement production substantially.  The kiln at […]
2 Nov 2020

Insurgents still active in Cabo Delgado

02 November 2020 – Despite efforts by the Mozambican government to curtail attacks by insurgents on villages in the Cabo Delgado Province, the situation has not improved enough to regard […]
1 Nov 2020

Big men, little people

By LM Louw 01 November 2020 – The big men are back. While democracy in Africa has strengthened over the past 20 years or so, there are worrying signs that […]
28 Oct 2020

Second gas discovery gives SA hope

28 October 2020 – A second gas discovery gives SA hope during tough times after Covid-19 lockdowns in the first half of the year wrecked the national economy. Total’s second […]
27 Oct 2020

Ethiopia a prime spot for geologists

27 October 2020 – Ethiopia has become a prime spot for geologists and junior exploration companies as the country’s government ease up on regulations and prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s […]
24 Oct 2020
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Twiga’s gold mines in Tanzania is pick of the week

By LM Louw  24 October 2020 – As Tanzania enters the final straight before general elections, my pick of the week is Twiga Minerals, a joint venture between Barrick Gold […]
22 Oct 2020

South Sudan elections critical

By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Former Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan Juba, South Sudan – 21 October 2020 – South Sudan elections are critical and a free and fair election is […]