Political Economy

5 Apr 2021

Why does the African Continental Free Trade Area matter?

05 April 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could be an exciting gamechanger for the people of Africa and for companies doing business in Africa. But what […]
5 Apr 2021

Russian presence in CAR a cause for concern

05 April 2021 – United Nations experts have warned that a Russian presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is cause for concern. The group of experts expressed concerns about […]
4 Apr 2021

Did we cry wolf in Mozambique?

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica  04 April 2021 – How did risk analysts and intelligence agencies get it so wrong in Mozambique? Or did they? They have been warning about […]
3 Apr 2021

2023 elections will mark critical stage in DRC.

03 April 2021 – The 2023 electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will mark “a new critical stage” in the country’s journey to democratic transition and […]
2 Apr 2021

Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will […]
29 Mar 2021

Gas could be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe.

29 March 2021 – In what could possibly be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe, the country’s government has given the green light for a gas project in the north-east of the […]
26 Mar 2021

Light at the end of the tunnel

ByChuku Adamon Mukasa and Yaye Betty Camara 26 March 2021 – There is light at the end of the tunnel for Africa’s economic recovery. Real GDP is projected to grow […]
26 Mar 2021

Chad Basin: Ravaged by conflict, but stable on the ground.

26 March 2021 – Although the Chad basin has been ravaged by conflict, efforts to rebuild communities across seven impact areas is reaping rewards and the region is gradually becoming […]
22 Mar 2021

South Africa’s long road to recovery.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – We should not underestimate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fightback in South Africa. Although the country’s reputation has taken a severe knock over the last […]
22 Mar 2021

Covid-19 cuts down two big African trees.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – Covid-19 has cut down two big African trees. John Magufuli (61) passed away as president of Tanzania last week, while the Zulu monarch, […]
19 Mar 2021

Tanzania poised for a U-Turn.

19 March 2021 – After the untimely death of President John Magufuli this week, Tanzania might be poised for a U-Turn on Covid-19 policies and improved relationships with foreign investors. […]
16 Mar 2021

What companies need to know before expanding into Africa

16 March 2021 – The African market is a lucrative business opportunity, with returns being notably higher than in existing, saturated markets.  Several companies are considering expanding their footprint across […]
16 Mar 2021

Africa expected to reach 3.4% growth in 2021.

16 March 2021 – Despite a global pandemic and external economic shocks, Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century and reach 3.4% growth in […]
15 Mar 2021

Modular bridges to restore transport connections in Mozambique

15 March 2021 – Several modular bridges will restore transport connections in Mozambique. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has finalised the purchase of 26 modular steel bridges to replace infrastructure […]
13 Mar 2021

SA private equity firm seeks to invest R350-million.

13 March 2021- Private equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers is actively seeking to invest R350-million into diverse companies with a solid presence in their sectors. The firm has secured […]
12 Mar 2021

It is time for business to pay closer attention to the AfCFTA

12 March 2021 – “It costs less to ship a car from Paris to Lagos than from Accra to Lagos.” With these words, a webinar on the new African Free […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
7 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica hits the road.

07 March 2021 – 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, grassroots […]