Political Economy

22 Oct 2020

South Sudan elections critical

By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Former Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan Juba, South Sudan – 21 October 2020 – South Sudan elections are critical and a free and fair election is […]
21 Oct 2020

New drive to attract private sector capital to Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 20 October 2020 – There is a new drive to attract private sector capital to Africa. Africa’s largest development finance institutions have emphasised that a sustained and […]
17 Oct 2020

Tension in Mali as UN records more deadly attacks

17 October 2020/UN News – Authorities in Mali are being urged to act swiftly to apprehend those responsible for two separate attacks on 15 October 2020 against peacekeepers serving MINUSMA, […]
15 Oct 2020

CAR elections an opportunity for peace says Guterres

15 October 2020 – The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to prioritise national dialogue and consensus-building ahead of elections scheduled to […]
12 Oct 2020

Mozambique insurgency a major problem says Total CEO

By Francois De Beaupuy at Bloomberg 12 October 2020 – Total SE CEO Patrick Pouyanne called on European nations to help Mozambique fight an insurgency, backed by the Islamic State, […]
8 Oct 2020

Construction of third Ghana port in the pipeline

08 October 2020 – According to Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Ghana’s country minister of transport, plans to start construction at the Keta seaport are well underway and it is expected that […]
7 Oct 2020

Concrete steps needed to end impunity in DRC

First published by Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) 07 October 2020 – Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities and the United Nations have not done enough to […]
5 Oct 2020

Ethiopia ready for a gold rush

05 October 2020 – According to an article first published by Bloomberg, Ethiopian gold exports surged after the central bank offered higher prices for the metal in a bid to […]
4 Oct 2020

Sudan’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Published by UN News 03 October 2020 – Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said […]
3 Oct 2020

Nigeria on track after 60 years of independence

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber 03 October 2020 – While getting Nigeria to the point where it can realise the full potential of its petroleum resources has […]
30 Sep 2020

Magufuli dances macabre with mining

By LM Louw 30 September 2020 – As Tanzania heads into its next general election president John Magufuli seems to have the edge on his long list of competitors. However, […]
24 Sep 2020

The keys to a peaceful Sahel

By Mabingué Ngom. Dakar, Senegal, 21 September 2020 – The key to a peaceful Sahel is the responsibility of the people of the region to free themselves from the current […]
23 Sep 2020

Is the DRC really a problem child?

By Jessica Stang, community manager of the Germany Africa Business Forum. Berlin, Germany, 22 September 2020 – Is the DRC really a problem child? According to the World Bank, just […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
18 Sep 2020

Are sanctions against South Sudan working?

18 September 2020 – Since 2014, the Republic of South Sudan’s government, over a dozen local companies and a number of individuals have been the object of targeted sanctions, imposed […]
14 Sep 2020

Floods ravage Sudan

14 September 2020 – Heavy rainfall has intensified in Sudan over the past week, causing more flooding, displacement and deaths, and leading the government to declare a three-month state of […]
13 Sep 2020

A radical threat

13 September 2020 – The political, security and economic risks of operating in Africa have multiplied during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Locking down” the continent has resulted in economic meltdown and […]
10 Sep 2020

African private sector calls for fair world trade

10 September 2020 – African CEOs have called for fair world trade. A recent survey of 200 CEOs heading up companies in Africa revealed that almost 37% feel that the […]