Political Economy

12 Aug 2022

G7 boost for African infrastructure

G7 boost for African infrastructure On June 28th, during the 48th G7 Summit in Germany, the G7 nations announced a USD600-billion initiative in the form of grants, financing and private […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
3 Aug 2022

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week   Scandinavian based Akobo Minerals is ramping up activities in preparation to start mining at the Segele gold project in […]
2 Aug 2022

Senegal faces tough decisions in search of gas-to-power strategy

Senegal faces tough decisions in search of gas-to-power strategy On the back of its recent oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is now preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas […]
29 Jul 2022

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000 Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopia Airlines, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming […]
27 Jul 2022

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana Work on Australian company Tlou Energy’s 100km transmission line from the company’s Lesedi Gas-to-Power project to the town of Serowe in […]
27 Jul 2022

Africa will prosper with more Africa-to-Africa business

Africa will prosper with more Africa-to-Africa business Businesses in Africa need to be more serious about doing business in Africa. This, for Ivorian businessman Boris Konan, is the best solution […]
14 Jul 2022

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock Although the impact of Covid-19 on the conservation efforts and the tourism industry in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe was substantial, these sectors […]
6 Jul 2022

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects The recent surge in the uranium price is expected to boost several Namibian projects that have been put on ice. By Tomas Aipanda […]
3 Jul 2022

Namibia paints a green and gold future

Namibia paints a green and gold future Namibia’s canvas is being painted with elegant brush strokes and soft shades of green and gold. By Leon Louw, owner and editor of […]
28 Jun 2022

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz If you follow developments in Africa and you haven’t flagged Lüderitz in Namibia yet, you might be missing a trick. Plans for several […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
23 Jun 2022

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope Despite rolling grey rainclouds and drenching unseasonal rain, Scatec’s Dyason Klip 1 (DK1) solar project close to Upington managed to generate some electricity to […]
16 Jun 2022

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola        Strategic government decisions have put Angola’s mining sector back on the world map as the country positions itself as a […]
13 Jun 2022

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa  Air Côte d’Ivoire will be launching the quickest route between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire this month The […]
12 Jun 2022

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare South Africa’s exported bulk mineral tonnages dropped to their lowest level since the Covid-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020, with […]
8 Jun 2022

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity The first-ever biannual African trade index has been launched. The index lifts the lid on the continent’s USD70-billion trade opportunity. Yesterday […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]