Political Economy

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 […]
30 Jan 2021

Is it time for Liberia and Sierra Leone?

30 January 2021 – There are several indicators that Liberia and Sierra Leone’s rebuilding process is back on track, despite significant setbacks because of Covid-19. Is it time for Liberia […]
27 Jan 2021

Study finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.

27 January 2021 – The World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for Africa has released a study to accelerate free trade and finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.   In […]
25 Jan 2021

Why does intelligence matter?

By L.M. Louw 25 January 2021 – To avoid the pitfalls and risks of doing business in Africa, companies need credible, grassroots business intelligence. So why does intelligence matter? With […]
21 Jan 2021

AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa.

21 January 2021 – AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) recently signed a Joint Partnership Action […]
14 Jan 2021

Afreximbank recognises informal trade

13 January 2021 – African economic growth is often measured without considering informal cross border trade. Now, for the first time, Afreximbank recognises informal trade. The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) […]
14 Jan 2021

Uganda’s social media restrictions not unique in Africa

14 January 2021 – Uganda’s recent social media restrictions during elections is not unique in Africa. It is the 15th African country to do so during elections.    Uganda’s recent […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
10 Jan 2021

Burning down the house

Hold tight, wait ’til the party’s over Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather There has, got to be a way Burning down the house Talking Heads By L.M. Louw […]