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 […]