Political Economy

14 Jun 2021

Conflict in Cabo Delgado continues more than 2 months after attack on Palma

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 14 June 2021 – According to reports the armed conflict in Palma and surrounding areas in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique […]
13 Jun 2021

The hidden tax costs for SA multinationals operating in Africa

13 June 2021 – South African headquartered businesses supporting subsidiaries in other African countries need to take note of hidden tax costs. These South African businesses may be shocked when […]
6 Jun 2021

Business in Mali on edge as politics deteriorate

06 June 2021 – The latest political shenanigans in Mali have put companies doing business in the country on edge as the politics continue to deteriorate. Although gold mining company […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – French executives accompanying President Macron on his two-day visit to Rwanda, have identified the country as one of […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
29 May 2021

The Curse of Goma

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 28 May 2021 – Goma, in the North Kivu province of the DRC, has been at the receiving end of wave upon […]
24 May 2021

Sudan needs spirit of unity, partnership, and collaboration.

24 May 2021 – Moving from Sudan’s current fragile transition period towards stable civilian rule, requires a continued “spirt of unity, partnership and collaboration”, a senior UN official told the […]
20 May 2021

Attacks by armed extremist groups continue to plague Africa’s Sahel.

20 May 2021 – Countries of the Sahel region have seen an escalation of attacks by armed extremist groups in recent years, striking frequently at security forces and civilians. Attacks […]
19 May 2021

African Development Bank, EBRD partner to unlock sustainable investment opportunities in Africa.

19 May 2021 – The African Development Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote sustainable private sector […]
12 May 2021

How can Mauritius take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?

By Chido Pamela Mafongoya and Veedushi Mooloo 12 May 2021 – Mauritius, being strategically located between Asia and Africa, praise itself as having one of the continent’s most stable regulatory […]
30 Apr 2021

Agriculture presents a major opportunity for African entrepreneurs.

By Leon Louw founder and editor at WhyAfrica 8 April 2021 – Agriculture will play a key role in the development of Africa’s economy after Covid-19. Although agriculture has historically […]
29 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 April 2021 – Despite the fragile political situation in Mali, Barrick Gold Corporation’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex continues delivering the ounces at a […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
26 Apr 2021

Africa need to step up infrastructural integration.

26 April 2021 – As countries rebuild their economies following Covid-19, Africa needs to step up productive and infrastructural integration, participants heard at a regional presentation of the African Regional […]
24 Apr 2021

More refugees arrive in Chad after clashes in the Central Africa Republic

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom the quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing at the Palais […]
22 Apr 2021

Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of AfCFTA

Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group 22 April 2021 – After a cautious start, Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of the African Continental Free-trade […]
19 Apr 2021

Africa 2021: Emerging from the Covid-19 abyss

By Hari Chaitanya, Head of Investor Services, Product Management at Standard Bank  19 April 2021 – Africa, like the rest of the world, was hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]