Political Economy

7 Mar 2021

Why you should listen to alternative voices.

07 March 2021 – Consumers of news are influenced by the main-stream media’s narrative about Africa more than any other source of information. It is something that business, and investors, […]
3 Mar 2021

Progress in CAR but challenges remain.

03 March 2021 – The security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has improved somewhat, but the country is still regarded as volatile and on high alert after recent […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
1 Mar 2021

Ghana’s wood product exports could double under AfCFTA.

01 March 2021 – Ghana’s wood product exports to member countries in the newly operational African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are expected to double, according to the Timber Industry […]
26 Feb 2021

Oil sector reform in Angola drives growth.

By Andres Vega, International Associate at Centurion Law Group. 26 February 2021 – Recent oil sector reform in Angola has led to progressive and reform driven growth in other sectors […]
24 Feb 2021

Ebola vaccinations underway in Guinea.

24 February 2021 – To add to the global Covid-19 woes, a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is a cause of concern in the West African region. However, to […]
23 Feb 2021

Attack on UN convoy in DRC raise concern.

23 February 2021 – The attack on a UN convoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has raised concerns and once again highlighted the risks of operating in […]
21 Feb 2021

Mozambique on the move

21 February 2021 – Since 2017 relentless attacks by Islamist groups in the north of Mozambique have threatened to derail several promising projects. However, recent reports suggest that the tide […]
17 Feb 2021

Security continues to deteriorate in Africa’s G5 Sahel

17 February 2021 – The security situation continues to deteriorate in Africa’s ‘G5 Sahel’. António Guterres, the UN Secretary- General has underlined his concern about the ‘G5 Sahel’. The ‘G5 […]
17 Feb 2021

UN Refugee Agency alarmed about DRC atrocities.

17 February 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at ongoing atrocities carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the […]
16 Feb 2021

African economies remain resilient.

16 February 2021 – According to the 2020/2021 African Property & Construction Cost Guide launched by consultancy firm AECOM, African economies remain resilient despite setbacks because of Covid-19. AECOM has […]
16 Feb 2021

Clashes in the Central African Republic continue

16 February 2021 – Amidst a humanitarian crisis clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue. The situation in CAR has continued to deteriorate in recent months.      The President […]
12 Feb 2021

Security Council calls on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls.

21 February 2021 – The United Nations Security Council has called on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls in December 2021. The Security Council urged Libya’s interim leadership to improve […]
8 Feb 2021

AfDB grant to South Sudan will boost agricultural markets.

08 February – The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed protocols to disburse a USD14-million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to […]
7 Feb 2021

Pick of the week is Resolute’s Tabakoroni in Mali.

07 February 2021 – With the political situation settling down in Mali after the military coup in August 2020, and the outlook for gold stable to good, our pick of […]
5 Feb 2021

Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

By Lizle Louw, a Partner at Webber Wentzel  05 February 2021 – As South Africa prepares to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine, the most pressing question is: Can mining houses […]
1 Feb 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) key during Covid-19

01 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)is key during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing the free movement of pharmaceuticals and PPE as well as the free […]
31 Jan 2021

Investment to power and transform.

31 January 2021 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced EUR38.5-million in financial and technical support to power and transform the energy landscape in Burkina Faso. The European Investment […]