Political Economy

17 Dec 2021

Gender bias persists in Africa

Gender bias persists in Africa  Although more African women are active in business today compared to a decade ago, there is still a high degree of gender bias when it […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
14 Dec 2021

AfCFTA expected to drive African growth

AfCFTA expected to drive African growth     According to a report titled the Economic Development in Africa Report 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could reduce poverty and […]
12 Dec 2021

AfDB/IFC partnership to advance development of Lusophone African countries

AfDB/IFC partnership to advance development of Lusophone African countries The African Development Bank and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, recently signed a partnership agreement admitting IFC as […]
11 Dec 2021

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC   Tensions are running high in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as more groups join […]
8 Dec 2021

The state of democracy in Africa

The state of democracy in Africa Since the beginning of the 1990s democracy has been the dominant form of governance in most African regions, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor […]
6 Dec 2021

Thought leaders discuss growth in Southern Africa

Thought leaders discuss growth in Southern Africa  Industry thought leaders discussed the key sectors and industries expected to spearhead economic recovery at the Southern African edition of law firm Hogan […]
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 […]